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Honey, I Shrunk the Horticulturalists?

Humongous Plant On Display

It only looks like a bad movie. The enourmous "corpse flower" is in bloom in London. For three days. The Sumatran titan arum plant grew from a bulb to 9' (3m) in height, and 165 lbs (75kg). It smells "putrid," but the horticulturalists at the Kew Gardens are thrilled to have gotten it to blossom at all. It's been six years.

From Wired News


I sent this to Boing Boing too, and reader TheChump alerted us that Madison, Wisconsin has a titan arum of its own. Thanks for the link, TheChump!

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