Hundreds Watch ‘Corpse Flower’ Bloom

Since working on Swamp Thing I’ve become fascinated with plants and their many mutations.

This one is truly amazing…

“Hundreds of visitors filed through a Virginia Tech greenhouse to get a glimpse, and a whiff, of a powerfully malodorous Corpse Flower as it bloomed.”

Read the full article here.

What the article doesn’t mention is that this flower is one of the, if not the, largest in the world. Coming in at virtually the size of the Audrey II. One was clocked in at 9 feet tall in May of 2003.

How bad does it smell?

From the article…
“It’s like several days old road kill on a hot, sunny day,” Wiley-Vawter said.

She said she went home shortly before midnight Friday and returned about 8:15 a.m. Saturday and could smell the plant from her parking spot about 100 feet from the greenhouse.”

The Corpse Flower
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… and the Audrey II
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Posted on by Joshua Dysart Posted in Cool Stuff!, Journal, Science & Tech

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