The corpse flowers are blooming

It’s been a wild few weeks in the plant world, with corpse flowers blooming all over the place.  I got to see one of them bloom yesterday, and, while they’re not the prettiest of flowers, they certainly are impressive.

The smell doesn’t last long, fortunately, but it was pretty pungent once it first opened yesterday.  It was funneled by the hothouse fans, so people wound up going from “I don’t really smell much” to looking like they’d just gotten punched in the face as they circled the plant.

It attracted flies, which in turn attracted opportunistic lizards looking for an easy meal.  Circle of life in one go, it would seem.

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