The corpse flower

I live near the world famous US botanical Garden (never mind they have ‘botanic’ in their name, my quibble)

I was listening to WETA classical radio yesterday evening and the elegant Nicole Lacroix had mentioned about this most fascinating ( well I felt that way after looking at it today ) flower

It is about to bloom – it smells like a corpse and

it is yuge! The wonderful Ricardo from Columbia who has been volunteering for our great institution is explains it

It is all they way from Indonesia !!

And the only time a public institution there are three flowers on display for the first time in history of USA !