No, this isn’t an adventure seed: it’s a titan arum blooming.
“Jack” the titan arum is now blooming! View tonight from 9pm-1am (enter through Linnean Gate) or Sunday 9am-5pm. pic.twitter.com/v3jBmwv0UQ
— MO Botanical Garden (@mobotgarden) July 17, 2016
They’re called ‘corpse flowers’ because they stink like one when the flowers bloom – pollination sometimes ain’t pretty – and they only bloom rarely. Certainly rarely enough that it makes the news when it happens to one of the plants. Sometimes, they even get people outside the area to blog about it…