Monday, May 16, 2016

Amorphophallus Titanum: Or, the Corpse Flower

The local news was all excited about the blooming of the Corpse Flower at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.  So, I had to swing by on a Saturday to check it out.

Unfortunately, I was not there when it bloomed.  It opens for roughly 24-48 hrs every  7-10 years.   So, it was a pretty big event.  It's a big flower, too!  My guess is that it was 10' tall.

It opened 2 days after I was there.   And, it was open for about 24 hours.

Apparently the stench is something like rotting flesh.  I am actually sorry I missed it.  I may need to bring the grandkids there the next time!

No comments:

Post a Comment