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“Corpse” flower blooms

Nyoke Fong takes a picture of a corpse flower after it bloomed at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton on Monday. Staff raced to work Monday morning as soon as they learned a giant “corpse flower” had blossomed overnight. Along with a purple-reddish bloom, the plant produces a foul odour. Sarah Birmingham gagged a little bit when she first opened the door. “This place reeked, just stunk,” said the staff grower. “I guess that’s what death smells like. I don’t know. I’ve never smelled a dead guy.”

Nyoke Fong takes a picture of a corpse flower after it bloomed at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton on Monday. Staff raced to work Monday morning as soon as they learned a giant “corpse flower” had blossomed overnight. Along with a purple-reddish bloom, the plant produces a foul odour. Sarah Birmingham gagged a little bit when she first opened the door. “This place reeked, just stunk,” said the staff grower. “I guess that’s what death smells like. I don’t know. I’ve never smelled a dead guy.”

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