Grimace: Rockford’s Corpse Flower Blooms
What would something named a “corpse flower” smell like? It smells like meat, gone bad — or, more pointedly, a rotting corpse. The titan arum is a plant species native to western Indonesia, and there are apparently only 100 recorded instances of the corpse flower in the entire world. One of them is right here in Illinois, at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford.
The 21st spoke to the Facilities Manager and Curator of Nicholas Conservatory and Garden, which houses "Grimace," the corpse flower.
Dan Erwin, Facilities Manager and Curator of Nicholas Conservatory and Garden
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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