The Chocolate Flower Smells Like (You Guessed It) Chocolate
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Berlandiera lyrata, also known as the chocolate flower, chocolate daisy, and green-eye lyre leaf, is a blooming perennial that grows to 1–2 feet. This daisy-like flower has yellow petals that surround a deep red center. When the petals are plucked, the delicious smell of chocolate is released.
The chocolatey aroma is also present in the leaves and branches of the plant. The chocolate flower grows in dry, rocky soil in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and central Mexico. The sweet-smelling plant is most pungent on warm days and blooms year-round.
Just imagine having coffee out on the patio with the smell of chocolate floating all around you. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Coffee out on the patio while the morning is still cool enough to be enjoyable.