Corpse Flower Blooms For The First Time In 75 Years on Good Friday
The greatest Easter miracle, the smell of rotting meat
Over the weekend I braced for the doom sayers and our own WRATH project leaders to lock onto this as another sign of the end of the world, but it didn’t really seem to happen. I’m a little surprised.
An extremely rare Indonesian Titan Arum plant, also known as the “Corpse Flower” bloomed in a Switzerland Atrium on Good Friday for the first time in 75 years and then closed again Easter Sunday night. This sucker bloomed at a quarter inch an hour and the peddles were four feet in diameter. It also sends off an overwhelming stink of rotten flesh in order to attract its pollinators- carrion beetles and flesh flies.
Nothing like a once in a life time omen of death on a religious holiday to perk you up. I think I may be attending this WRATH party after all.
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Photos courtesy of dailymail.co.uk