Are Flowers Smelling You Back?
Animals utilize their sense of smell to explore their surroundings. But what about plants? When you smell a flower, is it smelling you back? Is it trying to figure out if your nose would make a good pollinator? Chemical ecologist Consuelo De Moraes shows us a parasitic vine that uses smell to find its preferred host—the tomato.
More videos from this series: Scents and Sensibilities
Image courtesy of Dklimke; Recorded June 2011; Posted July 2011