Sunday, July 24, 2016

Corpse Flower Blooming?!?


The corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum or titan arum) is one of the largest flowers in the world.  It takes between 7 and 10 years for a plant to bloom, and gets its name because it releases odor reminiscent of rotting animals as it blooms.

Currently, the New York Botanical Garden has a corpse flower about to bloom; the above video is the live cam on the plant.  I hope to see it bloom online, though I'm not holding my breath.  

2 comments:

  1. We had a dead chipmunk hidden in our garage for almost a week. It stank.

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    1. Oh, gross! Did you bury it in your yard?

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