Rare Corpse Flower In Bloom At Phipps Conservatory


TARGET OF MCCARTHY. IN SKITS SHE’S USED THE PODIUM TO RAM INTO REPORTER.>. AND FITZ CONSERVATIVE IS A BUSY PLACE ARE PEOPLE DYING TO SEE THE CORPSE FLOWER. HERE’S THE EVENT THAT HAPPENS EVERY FIVE TO TEN YEARS. REPORTER: IT IS POSITIVELY PUTRID. WOW! REPORTER: A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO PLOWER POWER. — FLOWER POWER. IT SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN FOOD. REPORTER: THE CORPSE FLOWER ONLY BLOOMS EVERY FIVE TO TEN YEARS, AND WHEN IT DOES IT PACKS A PUNCH. I’M A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS, DID THAT REALLY COME FROM A FLOWER? REPORTER: SO LET’S LET THE EXPERTS EXPLAIN WHY ON EFFECTER A FLOWER SMELLS LIKE ROTTING MEAT. FLIES AND OTHER BEETLES REALLY LIKE THAT SMELL BECAUSE THEY’D NORMALLY VISIT ROTTING CARCASSES, SO THEY’RE FITTINGLY NAMED. REPORTER: THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TWO NAMED BARBARA AND ROMERO. THIS IS BARBARA’S TIME. IF I WAS A FLOWER I WOULD BE UNHAPPY IF THAT WAS MY AROMA. IT SMELLS LIKE ROAD KILL. REPORTER: FANS HAVE BEEN COUNTING THE DAYS UNTIL BARBARA BLOOMED AND KNEW THEY HAD TO ACT QUICKLY TO SEE IT AND SMELL IT. IT ONLY BLOOMS FOR 12 TO 18 HOURS, BUT WE’RE EXCITED, AND IT DOES SMELL LIKE DEATH. REPORTER: TO LET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE SEE IT THEY’LL STAY OPEN UNTIL 10:00 TONIGHT. FOR ME AS A HORTICULTURIST IT’S MY DREAM DAY TO TALK ABOUT PLANTS ALL DAY AND HAVE PEOPLE REALLY INTERESTED, ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE KIDS. REPORTER: BUT EVERYONE WANTS

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