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.
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.