THE TIMING COULDN’T BE BETTER.
At 2 a.m. today, Perry the corpse flower began blooming in a third floor greenhouse in the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
What better day than Halloween for the rare blossoming of this rare tropical plant emitting the stench of death or rotting meat, depending on your nose and opinion.
You can view, and smell, this mammoth Amorphophallus titanum, nicknamed Perry, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. today (Halloween) or from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 1.
I saw Perry when the plant bloomed in 2010. (You can view photos from that visit by clicking here.)
If you plan to see Perry in person, make haste. If you can’t get to St. Peter, then click here to watch Perry via web cam.
Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling