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White Scented Thrift

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plants
10.09.2011 White Scented Thrift
Description:

This White Thrift has a very pleasant light scent. I checked the light and dark pink Thrifts around and found that the light pink had a trace of scent, whilst the darker pink had no scent at all.

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Species with which Thrift (Armeria maritima) interacts

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ranon.2011's picture

I am interested to know about

I am interested to know about the scent and why the white Thrift was strongest, the pale pink was weak scented and the dark pink had no scent; any ideas please.

cicuta58's picture

Interesting

That might be an original observation! Perhaps the darker colour is more attractive to insects, so the white needs another lure? It would be interesting to view the different flowers under UV light and see if the red ones were "darker".

cicuta58

ranon.2011's picture

Could be, I see a lot of

Could be, I see a lot of insects on the dark pink, fewer on the pale pink, but do not know about the white, as there are very fw of these. Thanks, as it is interesting.