Corpse Flower at McMillan Greenhouse

At first, I thought it was mildly interesting, but after reading the whole article, I find it fascinating. And, I have made the decision to go see (and smell) this thing when it blooms. I think it would be neat (and funny) to take some people along… check out their reactions.

This “titan arum” is supposed to bloom in three weeks… first one ever in North Carolina according to the article.

[URL=http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/610227.html]http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/610227.html[/URL]

"[B]It makes yours eyes water, and it makes you feel like throwing up,"[/B] said Tim Metcalf, director of the University of California Davis Botanical Conservatory where a titan arum bloomed last month. "We had about 3,000 people come during the five days it was open," he said.
"The first night is when it is super pungent," Metcalf said, adding that insects can smell it from a mile away and people from [B]two blocks away[/B].

NICE!!! :naughty:

That is a flower? Quite interesting. Our greenhouse and gardens are pretty cool. Suggest stopping by at least once.

Umm… might be kinda neat to get out of your car 2 blocks away from the flower’s location and to walk and sniff repeatedly to see when you can first notice its potent smell. Also, sniff and see how close you must be to start yakking. I heard if you can get right up to the flower and take a big wiff and not vomit, they give you a t-shirt.

[QUOTE=49or bust;244158] they give you a t-shirt.[/QUOTE]

Still got a few “got Lutz?” t-shirts, with the C-SET logo on the back, sitting around, eh?

Still got a few "got Lutz?" t-shirts, with the C-SET logo on the back, sitting around, eh?
I wish. I want one :weep:

[QUOTE=SilvioDante;244159]Still got a few “got Lutz?” t-shirts, with the C-SET logo on the back, sitting around, eh?[/QUOTE]
No, they shipped those to South Alabama as a consolation prize. :biggrin:

Isnt that the flower from mr. wilsons garden in ‘Dennis the Menace’?

Isnt that the flower from mr. wilsons garden in 'Dennis the Menace'?

Are you talking about the old, black and white episodes?

Isnt that the flower from mr. wilsons garden in 'Dennis the Menace'?

lol it looks like it

Are you talking about the old, black and white episodes?

he is talking about the movie that was mad elike 10 years ago. they had a flower that bloomed once every 20 years or soemthing, and dennis killed it with a sling shot i think

he is talking about the movie that was mad elike 10 years ago. they had a flower that bloomed once every 20 years or soemthing, and dennis killed it with a sling shot i think

Oh, ok… haven’t seen that. But, I LOVE those old t.v. episodes… watched them on Nickelodeon.

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Put legs on this plant and we’ll have a backup for Big Phil. The plant grew 5 inches TODAY!

Links: [URL=http://gardens.uncc.edu/Titan%20Arum.htm][B]Titan Arum Blooming Event[/B][/URL] and [URL=http://gardens.uncc.edu/index.htm][B]UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens[/B][/URL]

Bump, it should bloom tomorrow or Sunday. It’s much larger than when I saw it last Saturday.

They have a live webcam on it to view, [URL=http://facilities.uncc.edu/bella/][B]http://facilities.uncc.edu/bella/[/B][/URL].

I plan to check it out Sunday. Should be interesting… At least I can say that I’ve seen one… or smelled one… I’m curious.

[B]THE BLESSED EVENT HAS HAPPENED! Bella opened at 5 am Sunday morning.

Sunday visitation - 8 am-8 pm
Monday visitation - 9 am - 8 pm, she will NOT STINK then
Tuesday visitation - 9 am - 8 pm

She’ll bloom for 4 days.[/B]

The Flower was pretty cool. It did have that smell but it wasn’t that over bearing where I wanted to vomit or cry?

Pics I took, the sunlight made it difficult.

[QUOTE=NinerATL2CHA;244146]
NICE!!! :naughty:

Pics (these guys don’t seem to be vomiting):

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I thought it was really funny to revisit your original post to see the images are not what they originally were… LOL

I thought it was really funny to revisit your original post to see the images are not what they originally were... LOL

CRAP!

:hammer: