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MSU's Corpse Flower Blooms

 
MSU's Corpse Flower Blooms
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 @ 8am  by Michigan Radio Network

More than 1,000 people stood in line at Michigan State University's Plant Biology Conservatory Tuesday for a chance to sniff a stinky flower.

The line reportedly wrapped around the conservatory and nearly out onto nearby Wilson road as people waited for an opportunity to get a whiff of the corpse flower, also known as Amorphophallus titanum.

The 5-foot plant earned its moniker due to its odor, which is reminiscent of the smell of a decomposing mammal.

The flower typically blooms every 10 to 15 years, however this is the second time in four years the flower has bloomed at MSU.

The corpse flower will continue to be on display at the Plant Biology Conservatory located on Wilson Road, just east of Farm Lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4 p.m. this weekend.



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