The AROMA of Fresh Cut Grass

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  1. scilover

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    That "Fresh Cut Grass" smells so good and calming. But is there a word for the smell of freshly cut grass? I know the word "petrichor" means the smell of rain after a long dry-spell. Then it should be a name for the smell that produced after we mowed our lawn, right?

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Together with the smell of Strawberries, we call it 'the smell of England in Summer'.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Coumarin

    Interestingly, an anticoagulant (predecessor of warfarin rat poison) produced by damaged plants in an attempt to get rid of herbivores.
     
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    I do believe that dried sweet grass and sweet woodruff also contain the coumarin. They smell wonderful!
     

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