THE world’s smelliest flower, which stinks of rotting flesh, could be preparing to burst in to bloom in Edinburgh for only the second time!

The giant Amorphophallus Titanum has a strong smell of rotting flesh. It has produced seven leaves in the 12 years that it has been at the garden. The flower is known as the “corpse flower” because of the stench it emits while in full bloom. It last flowered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in June 2015, attracting more than 20,000 people to experience the smelly spectacle, before it wilted. Now experts believe the specimen, which took 12 years to nurture in a special tropical glasshouse, could bloom again this summer.

 

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