“Corpse flower” blooming at U.S. Botanic Garden

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The rare titan arum is in full bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden. The tight flower started unfurling on the evening of Sunday, July 21, and is expected to last about 24 hours.   The giant “corpse flower” at the U.S. Botanic Garden is in full bloom. The massive flower takes its name from the odor it emits at peak bloom: when the spathe (the part that looks like a flower) unfurls, it smells as lovely as a rotting corpse.

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