Stinky 'corpse flower' blooms at U of Minn.

The "corpse flower"
The Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum) -- better known as the "corpse flower" -- started blooming late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2016, at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory.
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A plant famous for smelling like rotting meat is stinking things up the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory.

The Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum) — better known as the "corpse flower" — started opening up late Sunday afternoon.

Want to get a whiff? You'll have to hurry — the bloom only lasts about 24 to 48 hours. And then once it closes, it could be years before it next blooms.

The conservatory, located at 1534 Lindig St. on the St. Paul campus, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday; it will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Can't make it? Get a peek of the 5-foot-tall plant on this livestream. Sadly (or maybe, fortunately), there's no smell-o-vision.

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