Take a Selfie with a Corpse Flower Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
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Take a Selfie with a Corpse Flower Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Take a Selfie with a Corpse Flower
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Take a Selfie with a Corpse Flower

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Come gather in awe around one of Mother Nature's most coveted anomalies—a 6ft flower that blooms rarely and smells rancid.

By Chelsea Pieroni
When you think about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a gargantuan, flamboyant plant is not the first thing that comes to mind. But we promise you, this is truly an amazing experience. Come check out a larger-thank-life flower that, unfortunately, doesn't smells like roses (it's famed for both its tremendous size and putrid odor).

The staff at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is very excited to host Charlotte's first public viewing of an Amorphophallus Titanum, aka the Corpse Flower. This feat of floral virtuosity is a rare sight in the Northern Hemisphere, since the Corpse Flower is native to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Better yet, these things tend to bloom once every three-to-ten years. As for its signature stinky-ness, the Corpse Flower possesses one of the most pungent floral odors in the world and it has been compared to that of rotting flesh—yum! Don't let this deter you—we'll say it again—this is a rare opportunity!

The Corpse Flower will bloom around the July 14th (hard to be exact; it stinks but it doesn't talk) and will stay in bloom for approximately two or three days before wilting. Viewers are invited to come admire the spectacle in all its towering, smelly glory in the Orchid Conservatory. Stay tuned on the gardens' website and Facebook page for updates on the bloom and extended hours for this specific occasion.

Note: the Corpse Flower opened Tuesday, July 14th and is ready to be viewed! Visiting hours have been extended to 9pm July 14-15.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC 28012
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Tuesday, July 14th, 9:00a - 9:00p
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