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Corpse Flower Stinking Things Up at the Huntington Today

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The famous rotten-smelling corpse flower began to bloom yesterday at the Huntington Library and Gardens, according to the Pasadena Star-News, and today might be your last chance to get a whiff of this real stinker. On display inside a conservatory at the historic site, the flower releases a scent likened to rotting flesh which is strongest for about the first 12 hours. While in bloom, botanists can propagate the plant in order to pass the seeds on to others to grow the tropical flower. The Huntington is open to the public today until 4:30. Members can stop by to smell the corpse flower from 5-7:30 this evening as well.