In California, there's a flower named Trudy that only blooms every few years. Once it blooms, the odorous plant commonly known as a “corpse flower” will release a scent similar to rotting flesh so strong that it can be smelled over half a mile away.
Just how bad is the smell? A local ABC affiliate asked the garden's director to explain:
The flower is growing at a rate of several inches per day, and when it blooms viewers will actually be able to see it moving.
Trudy is owned by a local collector who loans the flower to the university when it’s blooming to escape the foul odor.
Cambridge University also has a Corpse Flower, which was on display this past weekend.
And a few days before that, North Carolina's Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden had one in bloom.
Naturally, people are flocking from far and wide to get selfies with these pungent plants.
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