About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Rare Corpse Flower Blooms at Michigan State University!!

Sarah,
You may want to put this in the blog or on twitter. In the MSU butterfly garden they just moved the flower titan arum because it is about to bloom. It is considered the largest flower in the world and stands about 5-6 feet tall. It smells like rotten meat but it only stays open for a day or 2 but even closed it is an impressive flower.


The plant is fairly rare although there have been a few other blooms by other plants in the midwest in the last few years. Here are a couple of pics. ~Daniel

Dan, I found a little YouTube video of another titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum and I did check the web cam. The flower has already started to bloom! I took the picture below over the web.

So to experience a "Corpse flower" in person you better hurry over to:
For more detailed information about the flower go to: