Just be glad you can’t SMELL it! – The world’s largest and stinkiest flower, the Titan Arum, also known as the Corpse Flower, smells like a mixture of excrement and rotting flesh. It also has a distinctive look, with giant red petals bursting out of a tall, phallic-like stem. This native of the rainforests of Sumatra blooms very rarely, but the one housed in the Western Illinois University Botany Greenhouse has begun the blooming process, and you can watch it unfold (but thankfully not smell it) on the web.
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