June 17, 2024

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Photos: Corpse flower blooms at Colorado State University

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DENVER (KDVR) — Dozens of people lined up at the Plant Growth Facility Conservatory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Sunday to see and smell a rare flower.

The corpse flower blooms once every three to five years, and once it does, it emits an odor that has been compared to that of decaying flesh, hence the name.

CSU’s corpse flower, Cosmo, finally bloomed for the first time early Sunday morning, emitting an odor that has been described with words like putrid and pungent. Researchers at CSU have been waiting for this day for seven years.

The community was excited to get a whiff of it too, with dozens lining up along the sidewalk to see the flower on Sunday.

Saturday afternoon,…

Brooke Williams

2024-05-26 18:23:53

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