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Smelly Corpse Flower Draws Crowds at the Denver Botanic Gardens

by Kevin J. Beaty | Thursday, August 20, 2015

After weeks and days of civic anticipation, Amorphophallus titanum, better known to its fans as the Corpse Flower finally opened its gigantic ruffled blossom to emit the odor of rotting flesh on Wednesday, August 19, at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Six-hours waits quickly stacked up as people stormed the Gardens for a look – and whiff – at the Sumatran botanical, though word is that many were disappointed that it didn't smell worse. We'll spare you any more “big stink” jokes, as the local media already had a field day with that one. Instead, this video shows you all the Corpse Flower drama.

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