Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is anxiously awaiting the extremely rare blooming of its 16-year-old titan arum plant, which is one of the largest flowering plants in the world. The blooming, which lasts only about 24 hours, is expected to occur within the next seven days.
In full bloom, the titan arum will stand taller than most people, and it will emit an unforgettable odor that some have likened to rotting meat. Thus, its alternate name: Corpse Flower.
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