‘Corpse flower’ is in bloom at the zoo
Just about 9,000 people have come to see lovely Morticia at the Franklin Park Zoo, and it has not been for her looks. It has been for her smell. Morticia, the amorphophallus titanium, better known as the “corpse flower,” has began to bloom in the Franklin Park Zoo greenhouse. The plant began the approximate four-hour blooming process Tuesday afternoon that branched into the evening, drawing onlookers in to catch a whiff – a scent that would have to wait until morning.