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Lining up for the stink

3 years 3 months 5 days ago July 22, 2013 Jul 22, 2013 Monday, July 22 2013 July 22, 2013 6:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- The fleeting bloom of the unusual "corpse flower" drew crowds to the U.S. Botanic Gardens next to the Capitol but the stench the stinky flower gives off is starting to wain. The smell is like rotting flesh. Experts anticipated the bloom for more than a week and the flower is now expected to cave in on itself. The last time one bloomed at the gardens was in 2007. The plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. One visitor says he expected the plant to be smellier but it was worth the visit.

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