Timelapse Shows Bloom and Wither of Corpse Flower in Botanical Garden

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 10, 2018
Published: July 10, 2018

An amorphophallus titanum, more commonly known as a corpse flower, drew massive crowds to the New York Botanical Garden when it began blooming on June 28. The rare spectacle was captured in a timelapse. The New York Times reported it was the second flowering of its kind since 2016 and this plant was part of a batch of 10 immature corpse flowers that arrived from a special nursery in Florida a decade earlier. Corpse flowers can take up to 10 years to store enough energy to bloom and during the process it will release a rancid odor worthy of its name, over a two-day period. After the crimson flower opens it will typically wither after a day and become dormant again. Credit: New York Botanical Garden via Storyful

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