Corpse Flower blooms at Missouri Botanical Garden

If you smell something a bit funky in South City -- here's the reason behind it. 'Octavia' the corpse flower is blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden!

ST. LOUIS - “Octavia” the Titan Arum is in bloom at the Missouri Botanical Garden!

The rare plant is commonly known as a Corpse Flower because of the intense, foul odor it emits during peak bloom. The stench helps the Corpse Flower attract pollinators like flies, and only lasts for about 24 - 48 hours.

LIVE STREAM: Corpse flower at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Octavia is the eighth corpse flower to bloom at the Missouri Botanical Garden in five years. The bloom period last between 24 – 48 hours, so act fast if you want to experience the unique smell first hand!

Evening viewing: July 9, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (last entry at 12:30 a.m.) Free admission

Daytime viewing: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily | Regular Garden admission applies
 

Photos: "Jack" the Corpse Flower blooms at MoBOT

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