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Botanical Garden’s Corpse Flower Ready To Bloom

Botanical Garden’s Corpse Flower Ready To Bloom

The corpse flower is ready to bloom at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Every year or two the flower blooms over a three-week period, sending up one long rolled leaf that will unfurl like and umbrella.  KTVI reports, if conditions are right the plant will bloom in just a few hours with a strong odor that can last up to five days.  The corpse flower is located in the Linnean House.

 

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