Giant ‘corpse flower’ with odor of rotting flesh blooms next door to US Capitol

July 22, 2013 2:01 PM

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U.S. Botanic Garden prepares for the smell of death

Garden officials expect “peak smell” to occur early Monday morning, and the flower to remain open for an estimated 24 to 48 hours. Then it will begin to collapse on itself. The last corpse flower to bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden was in 2007.

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