GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago garden with a disappointing rainforest plant that refused to bloom now has a new star attraction.
The Chicago Botanic Garden announced Tuesday that a second corpse flower is not only on display in its semi-tropical greenhouse, but it is blooming.
Garden officials say the smell is a combination of Limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish and smelly feet.
Visitors have been flocking to the garden to see the plant as it blooms. The garden is live-streaming the titan arum plant on its website (www.chicagobotanic.org/titan_arum_corpse_flower ).
This plant has been nicknamed Alice. In August, another corpse flower, nicknamed Spike, didn't open after much anticipation. Garden scientists finally opened the flower manually.