Corpse flower's full bloom stinks up New York Botanical Garden

An exotic flower known as the corpse flower has finally bloomed at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2023, 4:37 PM

Updated 419 days ago

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The infamous foul smelling corpse flower is in full bloom at the New York Botanical Garden.
The corpse flower, or Amorphophallus titanum, gets its name from the rotting flesh smell it releases. The flower only blooms once every 30 years.
The smell is known to attract beetles and flies that pollinate it. The plant can grow up to 12 feet tall.
The flower is endangered, with fewer than 1,000 in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
For those not up for the stench, check out a livestream.


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