HAPPENING NOW: Rare, Unpredictable, Stinky, Chicago Corpse Flower Blooming
Across much of the United States, leaves are changing colors and flowers are dying off for the season, but there’s a rare flower that just bloomed in Chicago.
There are long lines to see “Alice the Amorphophallus”. It’s a titan arums or corpse flower, and is in full bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It’s a rare event and there are long lines of people waiting to get a chance to see and smell it. The corpse flower blooms once every 2-10 years and is best described as smelling like rotting flesh.
For information on tickets to see Alice, visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens.