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Smelly Flower

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Smelly Flower

Smelly Flower

Smelly Flower

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Last week a rare Amorphophallus titanum plant, commonly know as the "corpse flower," bloomed in San Marino, CA. 68,087 visitors have stood in long lines over the past week — those faint of smell wearing masks — to view this incredibly beautiful plant, and to reel in olfactory awe at it's powerful scent.