facebook
twitter
search
search

Botanic Garden will soon smell like death

By Aubrey Pringle -- Medill News Service   |   July 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON, July 16 -- What's that smell? Nothing yet. The odorous, soon-to-bloom Titan Arum plant is drawing eager crowds at the U.S. Botanic Garden. The six-foot Indonesian flower has been on display since July 11, and officials said it will likely bloom Wednesday. When it does open - which only happens once every several years - the Titan Arum emits a smell reminiscent of rotting flesh, earning it the nickname "corpse flower."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
TrumpDonald.org lets visitors blow trumpet at Donald Trump
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall
Vermont tattoo shop offers free Bernie Sanders tattoos
Star-studded Super Bowl 2016 commercials
Farmer knits Denver Broncos sweaters for 150 baby goats