In many plants, a flower is its most colorful part. Flowers are beloved for their various fragrances (scents). Many of us just don’t love flowers but enjoy seeing flowers growing in gardens. People also enjoy growing flowers in their backyards, outside their homes. People often wear flowers on their clothes or give flowers as a gift during special occasions, holidays, or rituals.
According to study – because of air pollution, the smell of flowers is not wafting as far as it once did. Pollution from our own power plants and automobiles destroy flowers’ aromas, the study suggests:
The finding could help explain why some pollinators, particularly bees, are declining in certain parts of the world.
Researchers at the University of Virginia created a mathematical model of how the scents of flowers travel with the wind. The scent molecules produced by the flowers readily bond with pollutants such as ozone, which destroys the aromas they produce.