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Default Giant ‘corpse flower’ with odor of rotting flesh blooms next door to US Capitol

Giant ‘corpse flower’ with odor of rotting flesh blooms next door to US Capitol - The Washington Post
7/21/2013

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WASHINGTON — The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.

Titan arum, a giant rainforest plant that has been dubbed the “corpse flower” for its terrible smell, finally started blooming Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Botanic Garden next to the Capitol. Experts had been anticipating its bloom for more than a week and extended the garden’s hours for visitors each night.

Tomorrow's expected headline: "Plant arrested for impersonating Senator."

Cool photos at sight.

Asked to comment the plant said "Fee e e e e e ed me!"
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Rather appropriate since most have been in congress way too long anyway. They need a plant that swallows dollar bills also.
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It's probably just a fungus that sprang up from where Glen Beck took a leak on the lawn...
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