Stinky is Blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens – LIVE FEED HERE
Yesterday, Denver Botanic Gardens announced that Stinky, the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), is blooming again.
The corpse flower bloom, native to rainforests of western Sumatra has a foul odor that resembles decaying flesh and it does not smell until it blooms. The smell is produced to attract flies and beetles for pollination. While blooming, the large spike warms to 98 degrees, further vaporizing the odor and increasing the range from which pollinators are attracted.
9News Denver has live cameras trained on the plant and you can follow its progress by clicking here: Watch Stinky bloom
Stinky first bloomed in August 2015, marking the Gardens' first corpse flower bloom in its history.