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Juicy Fruit

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Juicy Fruit
« on: October 07, 2017, 08:58:31 PM »
Okay....Crazy question.  What kind of plant would create a scent of Juicy Fruit Gum.  I know this is weird, but every now and then, I would catch the fruity smell of Juicy Fruit Gum.  It was at night when I was smelling it.  We were near the RV Camp Grounds.  Thank You. 


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Re: Juicy Fruit
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 09:23:59 PM »
Lots of plants can smell kind of like that. One for that might be close is Texas Mountain Laurel. There may likely be others. Cenizo is pretty fragrant also.
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Re: Juicy Fruit
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 01:35:03 PM »
Lots of plants can smell kind of like that. One for that might be close is Texas Mountain Laurel. There may likely be others. Cenizo is pretty fragrant also.

I haven't been to the RGV campground in many years, and the plant I'm going to suggest might not grow in that habitat, but my guess is Damianita (Chysactinia mexicana). The link I'm providing is the only one I found that talks about its odor, but I don't agree with the description: to me damianita smells sweet and citrusy, especially in moist, cool air, for example just after a rain.

http://www.backyardnature.net/n/w/damianit.htm


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