Entries tagged with ‘Corpse Flower’
The corpse flower at Gustavus began to open Thursday and is expected to bloom overnight. The public is welcome to visit and experience the unique smell of the corpse flower on Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus College's corpse flower, affectionately known as "Perry," is expected to bloom in the next week to 10 days. The inflorescence marks the fourth time the plant has bloomed in the past nine years.
More than 5,000 people of all ages came to see Perry the Corpse Flower in bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College July 23-25, 2010. People came from near and far to see Perry's second bloom in history. This huge rare plant that blooms infrequently is located in the College's Nobel Hall of Science greenhouse.
A Titan Arum or Amorphophallus titanum, otherwise known as a Corpse Flower, drew more than 7,000 visitors to the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Biology's greenhouse during a four day period.