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Rare, smelly 'corpse flower' blooms at Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 18:40:28-04

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Visitors at the Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens in Loxahatchee witnessed quite a sight over the weekend!

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The rare 'corpse flower,' known by its scientific name of amorphophallus titanum, bloomed Sunday night around 6 p.m.

Officials at Tropical Bamboo said the flower last bloomed in 2014.

The corpse flower is called such because of its putrid stench when it blooms. Some compare the scent to the smell of a corpse.

Now that it's bloomed, the flower will slowly close up and droop, and won't open again for at least five years, according to nursery officials.