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Floral freak ‘Putrella’ raises a stink in Edmonton


April 23, 2013
By The Canadian Press

April 23, 2013, Edmonton — The funk has faded, but for a brief while,
flower fans were flocking to Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory to take in
the whiff of a decidedly foul floral freak.

April 23, 2013, Edmonton — The funk has faded, but for a brief while, flower fans were flocking to Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory to take in the whiff of a decidedly foul floral freak.

A giant corpse flower dubbed Putrella by conservatory staff bloomed in the wee hours yesterday morning.

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Along with producing a short-lived purple-reddish bloom, the plant stinks for about 24 hours.

Hundreds stood in line to see and smell the two-and-a-half-metre-tall creature.

Everybody had their own take on what it smelled like – a dead body, dirty diapers, rotting food or days-old garbage.

Visitors will have a few more days to see the giant bloom, but alas, the stench is gone.

And it could be many, many years before the corpse plant rises to reek again.


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