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Not all Flowers Smell Nice

Can a flower smell like a rotting corpse?

It can, and that's why it's called the Corspe Flower.

And it is expected to bloom in Binghamton University's greenhouse very soon.

The flower was donated to the university in 2007, and has not bloomed for three years.

Its name comes from the strong odor that is released when it is in full bloom.

"They feel like it does smell like a giant rotting corpse, or rotting meat. And that is sent out in waves, pulses through airwaves, great distances to attract carrion beetles and flies," said Greenhouse Manager Laurie Bell.

The Corpse Flower is expected to bloom around the middle of next week.

Once it opens, it stays in full bloom for only 24 hours.

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