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Austin Peay State University’s corpse flower not causing a stink yet – but it will

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the corpse flower blooms, it emits an intense, foul odor. “We’re used to flowers with sweet smells that attract bees and butterflies,” Dr. Carol Baskauf, Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology professor, said.

“The nickname for this plant is ‘corpse flower’ because it smells like rotting, dead meat. It stinks terribly,” stated Baskauf.

Austin Peay State University's towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s towering corpse flower plant should bloom in four to six years. (APSU)

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