Environment
4:44 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

A Corpse Flower Blooms in Galveston

It’s considered to be the world’s largest and most foul smelling flower, and for the fourth time in history, one is blooming in Texas. The Corpse Flower, aka Amorphophallus titanum, began blooming yesterday at the Moody Gardens in Galveston.

“She started cranking out her stench and we compared it to a pile of dead rats,” said Donita Brannon, the horticultural exhibits manager of the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens. “It was pretty bad.”

The plant’s unusual look and scent has been attracting visitors to the Moody Gardens. “It’s been steady but not unbearable,” Brannon said.

The plant only blooms for two to four days, so if you want to catch it, the best time is Friday or early Saturday, she said.

And if you can’t make it Galveston Island, you can catch the live stream … stench not included. 

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