The biggest, smelliest flower in the world was putting on the sexual performance of its life on Thursday after bursting into rare crimson blossom at London’s Kew Gardens.
The 165-pound titan arum, the rotten-smelling giant of the plant kingdom, unfurled its single stinky flower after beginning a dramatic growth spurt last week,” a Kew spokeswoman said.
“Last week the yellow shoot began to swell dramatically. It has now reached a height of almost three meters,” she added.
“The huge phallic flower has now unfurled to reveal its blood-red interior…and the plant has begun to heat up, giving off a pungent aroma described as a mixture of rotting flesh and excrement.” More here.