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You've got a second chance to smell the 'corpse flower' in bloom

Corpse flower from May 2016 (Image: Foster Botanical Garden) Corpse flower from May 2016 (Image: Foster Botanical Garden)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

If you missed your chance to smell a “corpse flower” in bloom at Foster Botanical Garden last month, don’t despair. A second flower could bloom as early as Thursday.

Amorphophallus titanium are rare, and bloom just once every two to five years.

But Foster Botanical Garden has 10 of the mature corpse flowers. And a second just happens to be blooming on the heels of May's spectacle, which drew big crowds to the Honolulu gardens.

Corpse flowers are native to Sumatra. At roughly four feet tall, they’re also the largest flower in the world.

Contributing to the plant's exotic allure: its pungent odor of rotting flesh, which attract the beetles that pollinate the flower.  

Brave enough to smell the stinkiest flower?

The garden will stay open until 7 p.m. Thursday for brave noses, and admission will be free after 4 p.m.

Also, catch a free concert at the garden starting at 5:45 p.m.

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