Native to Indonesia, one of the world’s largest and rarest flowering structures, the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is an extremely pungent plant that blooms rarely and only for a short time. While it is in bloom, the flower emits an odor similar to rotting meat. The smell and color of corpse flowers are meant to attract pollinators and help ensure the continuation of the species. It is pollinated by flies that are drawn to its scent!
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