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Corpse Flower Set To Bloom At MSU

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(WLNS) - Summer, as we all have experienced, certainly has its unique smell.

Things like fresh cut grass, sunflowers, the beach, they all give these next few months a wonderful aroma.

But a certain flower soon to bloom at MSU could top it all next week and not with a friendly whiff.

The plant is formally known as the "amorphophallus titanium".

But it's better known as the infamous corpse flower.

It smells like quote "rotting flesh" when it blooms.

According to one Michigan State plant biologist the 5 foot tall flower is expected to bloom next week.

The smell will only last for one or two days.

People can see the flower from 10 until 2 Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 on weekends at the Plant Biology Conservatory.

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