Return of the corpse flower


Corpse flower, US Botanic Garden, Washington DC

Stench times three back in Washington DC at the US Botanic Garden

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. Soon, three specimens of this plant will be blooming simultaneously at the US the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. See the link below for estimated bloom dates and the best times to visit. (Photo is from 2016 at the US Botanic Garden).

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Three corpse flower blooms at USBG

By US Botanic Garden

Accessed August 12, 2017

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