Do you like flowers, but just cannot stand how sweet they smell? Does the phrase “stop and smell the roses” drive you to seething rage?
If so, you’re in luck! One of the world’s worst smelling plants is set to bloom in a matter of days in S.A’s Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, and they’re swinging their gates wide open to assault your olfactory senses with the Corpse Flower’s tender, fleshy scents.
— ABC News (@abcnews) December 22, 2015
Before we get any further in discussing the amorphophallus titanum, let’s quickly dissect that name:
Experts reckon the thing, which hasn’t opened up in a decade, will finally bloom for two days within the next week. It’s an endangered species in the wild, and this is widely believed to be the first time it’s bloomed in S.A, making this whole thing quite a big deal.