Skip to comments.Giant ‘corpse flower’ blooms next to US Capitol
Posted on 07/21/2013 9:37:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.
The giant rainforest plant known as a corpse flower for its terrible smell began blooming Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Botanic Garden next to the Capitol. Experts had been anticipating its bloom for more than a week and have extended the gardens hours for visitors.
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Sure, blame the stench out of D.C. on a flower.
Does Harry Reid know about this?
There is a similar flower which grows wild around her. It doesn’t get nearly that bit and it’s orange fleshy like flower is split into three parts but they come back together on the top.
It also has the aroma of something dead.
The US Botanic Garden is a beautiful facility just southeast of the Capitol.
That and putrescine(sp) are memorable experiences in any chem/biochem lab.
Butyric acid is up there too.
Basically any bottle labeled ‘WARNING, STENCH’ should probably stay closed.
How fitting - the whole area stinks.
It appears to have bloomed.
I am volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse to help with the clean up of the Siksika Nation Reserve (Reservation in US phraseology), east of Calgary. On Friday, amongst gutting two flooded basements, we moved four fridges and/or freezers from houses that have had no electricity since the flood (June 22). Even with these units taped shut, N95 masks are required due to mould and bacteria. I can tell you, compared to that, the ‘perfume’ of this flower would be fresh like baby powder! Anyone who assisted in the recovery of NOLA from Huricane Katrina can testify to that!
Corpse Flower or Corp Flower? Our resident p_resident might be confused again.
It’s just like Congress: it smells dead and look like a d*ck.
I bet those Body Snatcher Pods and the flower from Day of the Triffids smell great compare to the stench from Obama. I remember someone stated the airplane smelled.
Have they buried Helen Thomas yet?
Obama will be buzzing about excitedly for the whole blooming period. He may miss a golf round.
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