Smelly plant

The smelly plant, carrion flower or corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum also known as titan arum) only blossoms on average between four to ten years. In its original environment the native tropical forests the plants putrid smell attracts the sweat bees from faraway, necessary to pollinating it, within its short blossoming period. Huntington Botanical Gardens. San Marino, California

Location: San Marino, California

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff

Smelly plant

The smelly plant, carrion flower or corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum also known as titan arum) only blossoms on average between four to ten years. In its original environment the native tropical forests the plants putrid smell attracts the sweat bees from faraway, necessary to pollinating it, within its short blossoming period. Huntington Botanical Gardens. San Marino, California

Location: San Marino, California

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff