Then a few years ago, one of its offspring drew more record crowds. The third flowering in 2009 was equally popular.
Now, the latest bloom is expected in the next two weeks between June 5th and 10th.
The huge and foul smelling flower lasts only a day or two, before it collapses.
This year's plant is decidedly smaller than the previous, but promises to be equally smelly.
The corpse flower is native to the rain forests of Sumatra and can reach more than 6 feet in height, opening to 3 to 4 feet in diameter.
The plant is most known for its foul odor.
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