Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Corpse Plant

For those of you who don't get the News-Leader, there is a once in a lifetime opportunity coming up any day.  The rare Amorphophallus titanum -- commonly known as the corpse plant for its horrible stench when blooming -- is now on display at the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.  It has reached a height of 53 inches and 27.5 inches in diameter.  There are only a few of these in the United States and they only bloom for 48 hours every 10 years or so. 
 It is available daily for viewing, and when it blooms its single gigantic flower you will have only a brief time to view it.  Seeing it is a must but bring your own clothes pins.  All the information is at this link.

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