fritillaries and pests

Pamela Harlow
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:10:40 PDT
A few days ago, while I was at the NARGS study weekend, deer mice ripped
through a flat of Fritillaria pontica--not for the first time.

I have not noticed the smell of F. camschatcensis, but foliage of Ribes
sanguineum (yes I know it's not a geophyte) often smells of cat pee.  I have
often wondered if this fends off cougar-wary mule deer.

Pamela Harlow
Seattle, zone 8 with cool summers

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