Como Zoo Livestreams the Blooming of a Corpse Flower
The endangered Amorphophallus titanum plant at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo will soon be blooming… for the first time in 18 years. And to give you a chance to see the climactic event, the zoo has set up a live cam for online viewers to see the plant, which is better known as a Corpse Flower because of the dead body-like smell it emits during its short peak bloom.
The Corpse Flower is set to bloom sometime between June 26th and July 4th, but unfortunately–or fortunately as it were–the smell won’t be conveyed over the web. If you’d like to see the Corpse Flower live before then, it’s display at the conservatory is currently open to the public.