Sometimes when I sniff a flower up close, I can't but help smelling a faint urine like odor. From my layperson's understanding, uric acid and urea both are responsible for giving urine its characteristic smell. Do flowers excrete either of these chemicals?

  • $\begingroup$ are you just smelling ammonia? $\endgroup$
    – John
    Jul 19 at 1:06
  • $\begingroup$ It's very faint. It's the same smell you get in some cigars too, except they call it floral. $\endgroup$
    – ATL_DEV
    Jul 19 at 1:11
  • $\begingroup$ May I know, is it for all flowers or only a few? Can you identify those flowers ? $\endgroup$ Jul 19 at 4:38
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    – tyersome
    Jul 19 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ For example, did you try searching for "flower smell urine"? This gives multiple results including an article in Scientific American. $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Jul 19 at 23:17

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