Botanical Garden has second 'corpse flower' bloom

5:17 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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St. Louis (KSDK) - The Missouri Botanical Garden has a second Amorphophallus titanum, or "corpse flower" in bloom.

The flower is very rare, and less than 160 are known to have bloomed worldwide in the last 120 years.  They're large and very fast growing. They bloom very rarely and only under very specific conditions. When the flower blooms an intense, foul odor will be emitted from a tall spike, and will last only a few days.

The Garden's first flower bloomed on May 20.

The "corpse flower" can be seen at the Climatron Conservatory inside the Missouri Botanical Garden at 4344 Shaw Boulevard from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's website.


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