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Tall, Stinky Plant is a Draw At US Botanic Gardeni
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July 23, 2013 12:54 AM
What’s purple, green and smells rancid from midnight to dawn? You guessed it, the titan arum. The towering flower released its stench for the first time in seven years as it bloomed Sunday evening at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. VOA’s Caroline Arnold reports as world attention was focused on Britain's new royal, in Washington people from far and wide came to see - and smell - the world's largest collection of flowers on one stem.

Tall, Stinky Plant is a Draw At US Botanic Garden

Published July 22, 2013

What’s purple, green and smells rancid from midnight to dawn? You guessed it, the titan arum. The towering flower released its stench for the first time in seven years as it bloomed Sunday evening at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. VOA’s Caroline Arnold reports as world attention was focused on Britain's new royal, in Washington people from far and wide came to see - and smell - the world's largest collection of flowers on one stem.


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