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Michigan Braces for Stench of 'Corpse Flower' Published: June 19, 2014

The smell of death will soon be in the air at Michigan State University with the blooming of the corpse flower, according to USA TODAY.

The 5-foot tall flower has the formal name Amorphophallus titanium. Its smell is described as like that of a rotting body, or sometimes merely like dirty socks.

Michigan State plant biologist Peter Carrington said Wednesday that the corpse flower is expected to bloom next week and says it lasts only one or two days, USA TODAY reports.

H/T: Newser
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