Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh About To Bloom At Franklin Park Zoo

BOSTON (CBS) – The Franklin Park Zoo is ready to celebrate an attraction that smells like dead rotting flesh and only shows up once every seven to fifteen years.

The flower, a Titan Arum named Morticia is also known as the corpse flower. Witnessing the towering ten-foot beauty is worth dealing with the odor.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

The photo above shows the flower in full bloom.

This particular flower is expected to bloom sometime Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

The zoo, which is keeping people updated through Twitter, will extend its hours for viewing if it happens in the evening.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

WheelMobile
Download Our App

Listen Live