K-State sees rare bloom of Corpse Flower

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Kansas State University’s Horticulture and Natural Resources department is reporting their rare Corpse Flower is beginning to bloom tonight. The department is hosting a live stream of the plant opening now.

The flower remains closed anywhere from two to ten years between its brief blooming periods, and upon opening gives off an odor similar to a rotting corpse.

K-State Horticulture and Natural Resources posted to social media that their flower, nicknamed “Aromaticus,” is smelling strong as expected, and visitors are welcome to come see and smell it until midnight tonight.

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