Saturday, August 12, 2006

Since We're On the Subject of Corpses



Those of you lucky enough to be in New York right now can see the rare blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum, better known as the corpse flower. The plant's enormous single bloom can reach more than five feet in height and emits a nauseating odor of rotten meat, which can offend sensitive noses more than half a mile away. According to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's website, when the first cultivated corpse flower bloomed in London in 1889, young women weren't allowed into the exhibit because of the plant's "unusual" appearance.

If that's not enough to get you to Brooklyn, check out the photos and information online at the BBG's website.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Becca said...

I have just checked out BBG's live webcam, and it seems as though the corpse flower's middle is whilting. I'm not a plant expert, but I don't think that's a good thing...

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello...
I've just finished reading your book and i must say it was one of the best books ive read in a long while.... and i should tell you that means alot beucz im a bit of a book worm. i was just wonder... will i be seeing more of kiki strike? i hope so...please keep us updated.
Thank you,
J

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this book it was unlike any other books I have ever read. I stumbled upon it at the library and just finished I hope to read more about kiki in the future...tootles-

*A*

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

darn it I made a mistake ...lol im a dork -


*A*

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish i could see the flower but i'm all the way in texas.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it would be cool to see the plant to...


*A*

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally luv this book it was kinda weird how i found it i reached up 2 grab anouther book and it fell out i checked it out and read it in like 2 days i really hope ur working on the rest of the series because im going 2 die if there aren't any more

thanx

5:14 PM  

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