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Re: OT-BIO:Scott--Mystery Iris

Yep, your sniffer is working properly!  CITY LIGHTS is an iris that smells
just like root beer.  Some other irises smell like grape soda pop, others
smell spicy, some sweet, and some like a cat box.  I find most irises to
smell like latex balloons.

Also, what smells spicy to me has often smelled sweet to others, or visa
versa. Once I smelled one I thought was gawd awful, and another friend
thought it smelled like vanilla.  Go figure.

Patrick Orr
Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9

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From: <nukedrocket@yahoo.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:13 AM
Subject: [iris] OT-BIO:Scott--Mystery Iris

> Hello All, I'm new here so be gentle. While walking
> around a vacation town, I happened upon an bed of
> irises with a deep purple color. Upon sniffing of one,
> they smelled exactly like root beer!! I asked the
> homeowner what type they were, they told me they were
> there from the previous homeowner and had no
> knowledge. I'd really love to find out what they were
> just to prove I'm not crazy. Any help would be
> appreciated. Thanks!!
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