Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 2 months ago

why do some roses smell different from others?

some roses smell peppery and floral but others smell powdery 

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Different molecules evaporate off of their petals - presumably to attract different sorts of pollinators, or to out-compete other roses in attracting the same pollinators.

    We humans have also bred roses for hundreds of years, to emphasize or innovate attractive and novel scents, so we've played a role in the diversification of rose-smells (for our pleasure and also to make money).

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