Stinky frits, was Re: deer and fritillaries

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:08:31 PDT
On 13 Mar 2012, at 9:47, Jim McKenney wrote:

> That the deer do not bother the great stink lily, Fritillaria imperialis, is no
> surprise. But other species with no apparent odor to my nose remain untouched.
> What have others seen? 

Speaking of stinky frits, F. camschatensis has to take the cake. Never, ever 
bring its flowers into the house. Its powerful stench is similar to that of cat 
pee in its pungency.

You have been warned!

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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