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    US Botanic Garden Amorphophallus bloom

    last weekend, my family took a trip to Washington DC to visit the National Botanic Gardens.

    as it turns out , there was something special going on!

    one of their Amorphophallus titanum plants was about to bloom! it was not open when i saw it in person, but i did get to see the massive flower bud. as it had not yet opened, it also didnt reek of rotting flesh yet (im kind of glad about that! ) i didnt have the camera with me, but my dad did get a picture of me standing next to it on his IPhone. i might post that later.

    also, there is a live webcam of the plant set up on their website, so you can see the bloom from the web!

    http://www.usbg.gov/return-titan

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    That is pretty amazing. The webcam will be awesome once the flower is in full bloom.

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    someone needs to invent a web based scent-transmitting device!






    It REEKS!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarracenia_X View Post
    someone needs to invent a web based scent-transmitting device!
    They should do that for TVs! ...Although, a lot of nature documentaries would probably never be watched if that happened.

    There:
    "Watch what happens when a predator approaches the skunk!"


    At home:
    "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!"

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    ack!! i was there too just this weekend!! although I was there the day before it bloomed!
    P.S. has a pretty sorry nepenthes collection!
    EDIT: whoops i didnt know i hadnt opened yet till i clicked on the link!
    "Be quiet! The plants will hear y... noooooo!" 'chomp - burp!'

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    guess what?

    ...

    IT HAS BLOOMED!!!

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    Thank goodness for no smell-o-vision!

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