Severely degrade the scent emitted by the pale evening primrose

Now, a new study suggests that air pollution might also make flowers less attractive to pollinating insects. Compounds called nitrate radicals, which can be abundant in nighttime urban air, severely degrade the scent emitted by the pale evening primrose, reducing visits from pollinating hawk moths, researchers reported in Science on Thursday.

— Read more in Polluted Flowers Smell Less Sweet to Pollinators, Study Finds at The New York Times.


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