Corpse flower at Huntington Library about to bloom

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Huntington Library

A 6-foot-tall security guard standing next to the 6 foot 7 inch corpse flower.

Any moment now, a gigantic Amorphophallus titanum will bloom at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. The flower is better known as "Son of Stinky," because it's a corpse flower - a Sumatran bloom known to smell like rotting flesh. KPCC's Alex Cohen talks with Kitty Connolly, the Huntington's botanical education manager, about why the plant smells so foul and just how big it's become.

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