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A ‘Corpse Flower’ finally blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden

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GLENCOE, Ill. -- Alice the Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a "corpse flower," is in full bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Alice is the sibling of the corpse flower Spike, which had to be manually opened in August (and it didn't even stink.) Corpse flowers are aptly named because they smell like rotten flesh.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Botanic Garden will be open until 2 a.m. for peak bloom viewing. Nonmember parking fees will be $10 after 7 p.m. On Wednesday, you can see the corpse flower from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Selfies with #CBGAlice are encouraged.

More info at ChicagoBotanic.org.

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