(PCM) Referred to as the ‘corpse flower’ due to its’ putrid odor, the Sumatran titan arum nicknamed “Trudy” drew thousands to a California botanical garden when it went into full bloom.
People stood in line for their chance to get a whiff of the ‘corpse flower’ before it lost its’ smell. The botanical garden posted on Twitter that “Trudy” would only be smelly for one day and then it would go limp. The plant also happens to be one of the world’s largest and rarest flowering structures.
When asked to describe the smell the garden’s director of visitors services said “dirty socks wrapped around rotting steak”! Ugh, we can’t see waiting in line for that stench, but to each their own!
Titan Arums only bloom on average once every six to seven years, so despite the fact that the botanical garden has eight plants, it is unclear when the next Titan Arum will open and stink!