One of Largest Flowers Blooms
Jim Kaufmann rearranged the moss at the base of the then-closed "titan arum" which is known as corpse flower. He is a supervisory horticulturist at the U. S. Botanic Garden in Washington. The specialty of this plant is that it smells like a rotten fish.
The plant began to bloom on July 21. According to garden officials, the flower will be hitting the peak smell the next day and will be opened for one or two days.
It is great news for visitors as they have been wishing for fragrance of the flower that smells like a rotten fish. It is known as corpse flower because of its terrible smell. The giant rainforest plant started to bloom on Sunday afternoon at the US Botanic Garden next to the Capitol.
Garden hours have been extended for visitors. The official name of the flower is titan arum and it is native to the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. The plant was discovered in 1878.
According to scientists, insects are attracted to the plant because of it smell similar to a rotten fish. It is a gigantic plant that grows over a person's head and has one of the largest flowers in the plant kingdom. It creates its own heat to enhance the smell.
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