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Watching a flower bloom is a beautiful experience, but it's not normally something you would wait in line to see. The exception: corpse flowers, one of which is set to bloom at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh any day now.
The unique plant is one of the rarest on the planet, and it's the largest flower in the world not attached to a branch. Properly known as Amorphophallus titanum, the corpse flower gets its moniker from the pungent smell it emits once it blooms. The plant also changes color to blood red—resembling meat—and increases its temperature to make the odor spread even further. Lovely!
originally posted by: MayanBoricua
a reply to: zazzafrazz
Is that the flower from the Dennis the Menace movie? It's been ages since I've seen it, but in the movie Mr. Wilson was taking care of a rare flower that was enormous and he had it for years it was on the verge of blooming and Dennis ruined everything and it bloomed and died and he never got a chance to see it.