Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Corpse Flower: Yes it's a Real Thing!

A reader sent me this link on twitter today, asking if the plants in Dr. Silva's garden were inspired by the one referenced in the article.  The answer is, yes, they are one and the same.  And if you read the article you will have a new appreciation for their ability to repel!

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/248307-strange-attraction-rotting-flesh-plant-to-make-a-stink-in-edinburgh/

6 comments:

  1. Great pictures, Julie! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  2. Awesome! Reading your book a little each night between my writing. It's great!

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  3. I've actually read about this before. Amazing!!

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  4. I'd never heard of this... hmm. I wonder why the plant evolved that way.

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  5. Austin, from what I've read, the smell attracts flies and beetles that normally eat dead things and uses them to pollinate the flowers like most trees would use bees.

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