Our corpse flower is in full bloom! You’re welcome to come pay it a visit until 8 p.m. tonight. pic.twitter.com/1j24IgPjfh
— NY Botanical Garden (@NYBG) July 29, 2016
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) at the New York Botanical Garden has started its 24-hour bloom cycle after a 10-year wait, and fans of stinky botany can watch it all unfold on the official livestream. The garden is extending their usual visiting hours to accommodate curious patrons who want to get an in-person whiff of the famously fragrant flower. Coincidentally, there is also a concert scheduled to happen in the garden’s conservatory tonight during this peak bloom time.
Tom Scott recently shared a video explaining the unique reproductive strategy of this strange plant.