GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago garden with a disappointing rainforest plant that refused to bloom now has a new star attraction.
The Chicago Botanic Garden announced Tuesday that a second corpse flower is not only on display in its semi-tropical greenhouse, but it is blooming. The garden stayed open until 2 a.m. Wednesday so visitors could experience the flower’s famous stench. Visitors could see the plant again between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Garden officials say the smell is a combination of Limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish and smelly feet.
The garden is live-streaming the titan arum plant on its website.
This plant has been nicknamed Alice. In August, another corpse flower, nicknamed Spike, didn’t open after much anticipation, and garden scientists finally opened the flower manually.