Des Moines' stinky corpse flower on track to bloom again

DES MOINES, Iowa-  A foul smelling plant, at the Des Moines Botanical Garden is active again after being dormant since it last produced a stinky bloom, in 2017.

Last year the rare corpse flower, named "Carrie" attracted big crowds of people wanting a "whiff" of this unusual flower, which  some say smells like putrid garbage, or worse.   Experts say it's recently produced a leaf, which looks like a small tree.  That'll last about a year, then die, and produce another big leaf, repeating the process until it's time again for another "flower."

(Photos from Des Moines Botanical Garden Facebook)

Rare Corpse Flower blooming in Des Moines, Iowa
Rare Corpse Flower blooming in Des Moines, Iowa
The Des Moines Botanical Garden says rare flower began to bloom overnight

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