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Rank and nauseous

1 Acacia cambagei
ACACIACEAE
stinking wattle evil odor especially before a rain Whole plant Mild
2 Acacia graveolens
ACACIACEAE
strong unpleasant odor Flowers Strong
3 Acer saccharum
ACERACEAE
sugar maple
rock maple
keen springlike fragrance early on,somewhat stale with age Flowers Mild
4 Actinidia arguta
ACTINIDIACEAE
tara vine
Siberian gooseberry
hardy kiwifruit
odorous Flowers Mild
5 Ageratum
whiteweed
floss flower
stale unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
6 Ailanthus glandulosa
AILANTHACEAE
tree of heaven
Chinese sumac
paradise tree
flowers have sickening odor; leaves are ill-smelling. flowers have sickening Flowers
Leaves
Mild
7 Allium carinatum
ALLIACEAE
onion flowers have agreeable fragrance; leaves have objectionable odor when bruised Flowers
Leaves
Mild
8 Allium naocissitolium
ALLIACEAE
onion flowers have agreeable fragrance; leaves have objectionable odor when bruised Flowers
Leaves
Mild
9 Allium odorum
ALLIACEAE
Chinese chives
onion
flowers have agreeable fragrance; leaves have objectionable odor when bruised Flowers
Leaves
Mild
10 Allium ursinum
ALLIACEAE
ramsons
onion
stinky Flowers Mild
11 Amorpha californica
false indigo sickening sweet odor Leaves Strong
12 Amorpha fragrans
odorous Flowers Mild
13 Amorphophallus rivieri
fiendish odor Flowers Strong
14 Anthemis cotula
ANTHEMIDACEAE
stinking chamomile
dog fennel
mayweed
cotula fetida
stinking mayweed
pigsty daisy
rank odor Leaves Mild
15 Apocynum androsaemifolium
APOCYNACEAE
dogbane flowers have pleasant fragrance; leaves have disagreeable odor when crushed Flowers
Leaves
Mild
16 Aralia hispida
ARALIACEAE
bristly sarsaparilla disagreeable odor Leaves Mild
17 Aristolochia sipho
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
disagreeably scented Flowers Mild
18 Arum dracunculus
ARACEAE
black arum foul smelling like carrion Leaves Strong
19 Asclepias speciosa
ASCLEPIADACEAE
showy milkweed penetrating, not always agreeable Flowers Strong
20 Audibertia grandiflora
LABIATAE
hummingbird sage rank and unpleasant odor Leaves Mild
21 Audibertia polystachya
LABIATAE
white sage
greasewood
white stems have an unpleasant odor Stems Mild
22 Ballota foetida
very ill-scented Leaves Strong
23 Ballota nigra
black horehound
black hoarhound
rank unpleasant smell Leaves Mild
24 Bigelovia graveolens
OLEACEAE
malodorous leaves especially when drying Leaves Mild
25 Bulbophyllum becharii
epiphytic orchid ill-scented fishy smell Flowers Mild
26 Bulbophyllum fletcherianum
epiphytic orchid putrid smell Flowers Mild
27 Bulbophyllum virescens
epiphytic orchid ill-scented fishy smell Flowers Mild
28 Buxus
BUXACEAE
boxwood
box
keen fragrance after a rain; oppressive to some Leaves Mild
29 Calycanthus occidentalis
CALYCANTHACEAE
western sweetshrub
California allspice
flowers have unpleasant odor; leaves have bitter-aromatic fragrance Flowers
Leaves
Mild
30 Calypso borealis
ORCHIDACEAE
Nymph of the North occasionally fragrant Flowers Faint
31 Castanea henryi
CASTANEACEAE
chestnut unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
32 Castanea mollissima
CASTANEACEAE
Chinese chestnut evil smelling Flowers Mild
33 Chenopodium anthelminticum
CHENOPODIACEAE
wormseed
stinkweed
offensive odor Leaves Mild
34 Chenopodium vulvaria
CHENOPODIACEAE
stinking goosefoot
goosefoot
stinking arach
putrid fish smelling Leaves Mild
35 Chrysothamnus nauseosus
COMPOSITAE
rabbitbrush ill scented Leaves Mild
36 Cimicifuga racemosa
CIMICIFUGACEAE
black cohosh
squawroot
black snakeroot
bugwort
foul smelling like carrion Leaves Strong
37 Cleome platycarpa
CLEOMACEAE
golden spiderflower
yellow cleome
flowers are slightly sweet; leaves emit an unpleasant odor Flowers
Leaves
Mild
38 Clerodendrum foetidum
flowers are very sweet; leaves have fetid odored when crushed. ill smelling Flowers
Leaves
Mild
39 Clerodendrum fragrans
glory bower flowers are fragrant; leaves are ill scented when crushed Flowers
Leaves
Mild
40 Codonopsis ovata
CAMPANULACEAE
unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
41 Codonopsis viridiflora
CAMPANULACEAE
skunk odor Flowers Mild
42 Conium maculatum
UMBELLIFERAE
poison hemlock abominable odor Leaves Mild
43 Coprosma foetidissima
RUBIACEAE
very ill-scented when brushed against Leaves Strong
44 Cotoneaster multiflora
ROSACEAE
cotoneaster ill-scented blossoms Flowers Mild
45 Crataegus coccinea
hawthorn abominable odor Flowers Mild
46 Crataegus tomentosa
hawthorn abominable odor Flowers Mild
47 Crocus graveolens
CROCACEAE
unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
48 Crucianella stylosa
RUBIACEAE
crosswort skunk odor Flowers Mild
49 Cucurbita foetidissima
CUCURBITACEAE
Missouri gourd
calabazilla
wild gourd
ill scented Leaves Mild
50 Cynoglossum officinale
gypsyflower
hounds-tongue
unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
51 Cytisus praecox
Warminster broom heavy stuffy odor Flowers Overpowering
52 Cytisus purgans
Auvergne broom sweet scented. heavy unpleasant odor Flowers Overpowering
53 Datura stramonium
DATURACEAE
thorn-apple
datura
jimsonweed
Jamestown weed
stinkweed
very unpleasant odor Flowers Strong
54 Ellisia chrysanthemifolia
HYDROPHYLLACEAE
strongly odorous, sometimes disagreeable Leaves Strong
55 Encelia californica
COMPOSITAE
California brittlebush strong and slightly disagreeable odor Leaves Strong
56 Eragrostis cilianensis
ERAGROSTIDACEAE
stinkgrass
snake grass
disagreeable odor when stepped on Leaves Mild
57 Eragrostis megastachya
ERAGROSTIDACEAE
snake grass
stink grass
disagreeable odor when stepped on Leaves Mild
58 Escallonia illinita
ESCALLONIACEAE
horrible odor Flowers Mild
59 Euonymus europaeus
EUONYMACEAE
spindletree flowers have disagreeable odor; leaves have disagreeable odor when crushed Flowers
Leaves
Mild
60 Fendlera rupicola
HYDRANGEACEAE
false mock orange unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
61 Ferula foetida
FERULACEAE
asafoetida
devil's dung
abominable odor from the whole plant Whole plant Mild
62 Fritillaria imperialis
FRITILLARIACEAE
crown imperial musk scented blossoms. skunk odor Flowers Mild
63 Galipea odoratissima
RUTACEAE
flowers are fragrant; leaves are odorous Flowers
Leaves
Mild
64 Gastrodia cunninghamii
terrestrial orchid objectionable odor Flowers Mild
65 Geranium robertianum
GERANIACEAE
Robert geranium
Herb Robert
unpleasant odor when crushed Leaves Mild
66 Gilia aggregata
POLEMONIACEAE
skyrocket unpleasant odor Flowers Mild
67 Gilia androsacea
POLEMONIACEAE
stinky Flowers Mild
68 Glaucium flavum
PAPAVERACEAE
yellow horned poppy
sea poppy
fetid when bruised Leaves Mild
69 Habenaria unalascensis
Alaska orchid unpleasant smell Flowers Mild
70 Hippocrepis comosa
LEGUMINOSAE
horseshoe vetch cheesy smell Flowers Mild
71 Hyoscyamus niger
HYOSCYAMACEAE
henbane
stinking nightshade
evil smelling Flowers Mild
72 Hypericum ascyron
HYPERICACEAE
great St. Johnswort rank and unpleasant odor Leaves Mild
73 Iris foetidissima
IRIDACEAE
stinking iris
stinking gladwyn
unpleasant odor when crushed Leaves Mild
74 Isomeris arborea
CAPPARACEAE
burrofat
bladderpod
dreadful odor when bruised Leaves Mild
75 Lactuca virosa
LACTUCACEAE
bitter lettuce
wild lettuce
strong-scented lettuce
unpleasant opium-like smell Leaves Mild
76 Lamium maculatum
LAMIACEAE
spotted henbit
dead nettle
medicinal odor. unpleasant odor when crushed Leaves Mild
77 Laurelia serrata
Huanhuan tree pleasantly aromatic leaves when crushed; but fetid smelling wood Leaves
Wood
Mild
78 Ligustrum ovalifolium
LIGUSTRACEAE
California privet heavy objectionable odor Leaves Overpowering
79 Lilium auratum
LILIACEAE
lily heavy languorous scent Flowers Overpowering
80 Lilium pomponium
LILIACEAE
lily brooding,sultry,vaguely unwholesome sweetness Flowers Mild
81 Lilium pyrenaicum
LILIACEAE
lily stinky,awful odor Flowers Mild
82 Lilium sargentiae
LILIACEAE
lily brooding,sultry,vaguely unwholesome sweetness Flowers Mild
83 Lilium speciosum
LILIACEAE
lily unpleasant mawkish odor Flowers Mild
84 Lilium szovitzianum
LILIACEAE
lily brooding,sultry,vaguely unwholesome sweetness Flowers Mild
85 Lysichiton camtschatcensis
ARACEAE
yellow skunk cabbage ill scented Leaves Mild
86 Lysimachia vulgaris
LYSIMACHIACEAE
yellow loosestrife peculiar odor keeps flies away Leaves Mild

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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