An eight-foot tall stinky corpse flower named Octavia is blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is the third time that Octavia, an Amorphophallus titanum, has bloomed and it successfully bloomed in 2017 and 2019. Unlike during previous bloom attempts, the Missouri Botanical Garden will not offer nighttime viewing hours to accommodate visitors who want to see (and smell) the relatively rare development. The flower is on display in the Climatron during regular garden hours. Video by Robert Cohen, Post-Dispatch
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The garden's infamous 'corpse flower' — so named due to its pungent odor — has just bloomed for the first time in three years.