A 'Corpse Flower' with the Smell of Death

Rare flower blooms for the first time in a decade.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It has deep red flesh. It measures more than six feet high. It blooms only about once a decade. But the most memorable thing about the "Corpse Flower" at the Huntington Botanical Garden is that it gives off the stench of rotting flesh. The Takeaway is joined by Garden Director Jim Folsom, who's in San Marino, California, with the flower, Amorphophallus titanium.

Watch the crowds gather around a blooming corpse flower in this time-lapse video.

Guests:

Jim Folsom

Hosted by:

Femi Oke

Contributors:

Molly Webster

Comments [1]

BozoTheClown from san francisco

The "bloom" was as anticlimatic as our economy recovering.

Jul. 11 2012 01:49 PM

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