Corpse Flower forces crowd to see it from distance

There was a big crowd to see the plant, but after walking into the greenhouse many visitors had to view it at a distance. (NBC/EBU)
There was a big crowd to see the plant, but after walking into the greenhouse many visitors had to view it at a distance. (NBC/EBU)

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (NBC/EBU) — Flower lovers and botanists are lining up at a botanical garden in the Czech Republic to see a rare flower that can also make your stomach turn if you smell it.

It’s called the “Titan Arum,” or Corpse Plant. There are only about 100 in the world, mostly in botanical gardens.

Plant lovers waited all day Tuesday hoping it would flower, but nothing happened until Tuesday evening.

Check out the timelapse video of the flower blooming above.

The plant blooms every two to three years, while others only bloom every 10 years.

There was a big crowd to see the plant, but after walking into the greenhouse many visitors had to view it at a distance.

The bloom puts out an odor similar to rotting flesh.

 

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