Corpse Plant Blooms!
Hurry to the U.S. Botanical gardens in DC this week! You can get a rare glimpse of a Amorphophallus titanum plant, nicknamed the Corpse Plant. This plant comes from Sumatra and this is the first time this one has bloomed in its 14 year life. Normally they only bloom once every five years, but this one has bloomed even less, so it is a rare event.
The Corpse Plant is named such because of the rank odor it emits. It smells like rancid meat. This attracts carrion beetles and other pollinators to it's massive bloom. It can grow up to twelve feet tall and it is the largest flower that doesn't grown on a tree. For the rest of the article, click here.