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Corpse flower’s stench fades but crowds grow [SLIDESHOW]

By Aubrey Pringle -- Medill News Service   |   July 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The odorous Titan Arum plant bloomed around 6 p.m. Sunday after weeks of anticipation.

Although the plant’s notorious, rotting flesh-like smell was no longer strong by midday Monday, droves of people made their way to the U.S. Botanic Garden to catch a glimpse -- if not a whiff -- of the fascinating flower.

The 8-year-old rainforest plant had never bloomed before Sunday’s display.

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