The Corpse Flower
This week, a corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) bloomed at the United States Botanic Garden. It's an enormous and rare flower that gets its name from the stench it emits. The flower that bloomed at the Botanic Garden this week was 7' 4"! It was also six years old this week when it bloomed for the first time. Some corpse flowers go decades between blooms and the blooms typically only last for 24–48 hours. I felt very fortunate to shoot this corpse flower. I had never seen a flower nearly so large. It was quite a sight to behold.
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