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Curious crowds gather to see and smell corpse flower bloom at university in Washington
Curious crowds gather to see and smell corpse flower bloom at university in Washington (Washington StateUniversity)
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Curious crowds gather to see and smell corpse flower bloom at university in Washington

A rare corpse flower is blooming Wednesday on the Washington State University campus in Vancouver.

When the flower, referred to as "Titan VanCoug," last bloomed in 2019, 20,000 people came to get a glimpse of the rare occurrence.

Any visitors looking to brave the temperatures forecasted to be near 100 degrees Fahrenheit are asked to prepare for the heat, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks and be patient.

The corpse flower is infamous for its odor—comparable to that of a decomposing animal—when it blooms,” WSU Vancouver said.

Corpse flowers usually bloom for just a day or two.

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