Raising a stink over rare flower
Morticia, better known as the Franklin Park Zoo’s "corpse flower," is now in full bloom, making it quite a sight — and a smell — to behold. The amorphophallus titanum, whch gives off an odor similar to rotting flesh, is available for viewing (and smelling) at the zoo’s greenhouse.
(Franklin Park Zoo)
The long, strange quest to detect plant consciousness
Charles Darwin and L. Ron Hubbard have something in common: they wanted to know what was going on between the leaves.
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Curiosity for Franklin Park Zoo’s ‘corpse flower’
When the rare, 4-foot-6-inch plant affectionately known as Morticia finally blooms, the flower will emit an odor of rotting flesh.