“Giant misshapen penis” blooming across America

Corpse flower, US Botanic Garden, Washington DC

The species of flower known as Amorphophallus titanium was first discovered, or described, by Western scientists in 1878 in Sumatra, Indonesia. Known in particular for its infrequent but intensely pungent bloom, the plant is now cultivated at botanic gardens around the world. For some reason, numerous examples of the “corpse flower” as it is also known is blooming all at once around the United States, including the one picture above at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC

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America's pungent corpse flowers are all mysteriously blooming at once

By Josh Hrala

Science Alert

August 2, 2016

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