Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Breaking News: Giant, Smelly Bloom
The Tucson Botanical Garden has a plant called the "corpse flower" and it's blooming as I write this. The real name is Amorphophallus Titanum and it's one of the largest and rarest flowering plant. I'm not in Tucson to see it but no worries, they have set up a live web feed so people all over the world can get a glimpse. But, hurry to take your peek, the blooms only last 24 to 36 hours. The link to see the live feed is here.
When I snapped these photos off of my laptop, it was 5:00 PM Arizona time. In the photo above, the guy in the white shirt is a newsman waiting to go on the air. He's the second one I've seen. There was another newsman doing a broadcast around 2:00 PM when I checked the site. The garden believes this plant is about 7 years old. It takes this plant 7 to 10 years to bloom. Oh, and it has that name "corpse flower" because it is said to smell like rotting flesh. So far, I haven't seen anyone near it holding their nose.
I wish I was there to get a my own photo of it!