A Corpse Flower Grows in Washington

A corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the most disgusting, foul-smelling plant in the world, is about to bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington.  The last time that happened, in 2013, more than 130,000 people came to see (and smell) the plant in person.

The Botanic Garden is running a live webstream of the corpse flower, which is expected to start producing its noxious, gag-inducing scent this weekend.  While the webstream isn’t as charming as the National Zoo’s Panda Cam, it’s guaranteed odour-free.

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