(KTVI)- Stinky alert! A second titan arum, or “corpse flower,” is blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden. These rare plants bloom only under just the right conditions, emitting an intense, foul odor, when they flower.
This plant is called “Hunter”. “Izzy”, another corpse flower in the Garden’s collection of five, bloomed earlier this summer.
Hunter the #titanarum is starting to open! The Garden will be open tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. for evening viewing (and smelling).
— MO Botanical Garden (@mobotgarden) July 28, 2014
Blooms occur only every year or two. The giant flower opens quickly, often in just a couple of hours, and and stays open for about 24 hours. The stinky smells last between 6 to 12 hours.
The Linnean House will be open for an evening viewing and smelling Monday night from 6:00pm-2:00am. Admission is free. You can also view the plant daily during regular Garden hours on Tuesday. Daytime hours are subject to regular Garden admission.
Website: The Missouri Botanical Garden