Putrid odor

Whenever this rare plant blooms, it causes a sensation. Maybe it’s because it is known for having one of the largest inflorescences in the world, but more likely it’s because of the putrid odor it releases during its brief 24- to 36-hour peak, like the smell of rotting flesh, the reason the plant is more popularly known as the corpse flower.

— There's a bloom watch on (including a live cam) at the New York Botanic Garden, where their titan arum is on display and expected to bloom at any time.

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