The plant that smells like crap
The "corpse plant" (titan arum) doesn't smell bad, it stinks like crap.
Now that it's in bloom, the plant has also started emitting a smell that's drawn comparisons to garbage, spoiled meat, and rotting fish. But the plant's stench is actually the key to its survival: carrion beetles and other pollinators in its native Sumatra are attracted to the smell, Kress said.
"It's not as rancid as roadkill, but it's got a pretty potent smell," he said.
Talk about saying it with a flower!
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