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    Kind of an odd question, but...

    I just don't have the guts to stick my nose into a pitcher and risk a bee or something crawling up my nose.
    Does anyone know what a pitcher plant smells like?
    I was just curious.
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    It smells like a pitcher plant.

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    They're watching us. o.0

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    I actually smelled several of mine this spring and didn't detect much of anything.
    They all smell like dead bugs now though.

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    The nectar should have a scent but the average human sense of smell won't pick it up.

    I seem to recall one hybrid or species is supposed to have a slight strawberry scent to the pitchers.

    Since my sniffer isn't that sensitive I've never bothered.
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    S. flava smell like honey and the taste is sweet nectar.
    S. alata is more like sweet lemon ( I do not know how to explain)
    S. leucophylla, purpurea and psittacina do not smell (I think).

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    S. flava flowers smell like cat pee.
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    you can look down the tube and be sure there isn't a bee before sticking your nose to it and sniffing, then you can see for yourself what it smells like. When its full of dead bugs it smells like dead bugs

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