The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has been packing them in this week. Seems one of their nine giant Sumatran corpse plants aka titan arum is blooming, rearing an odiferous phallic spadix (Scrabble word alert!) to attract insects for purposes of pollination. Best part, buried in the article- the garden offers two-year-old corpse plants for sale between $35 and $50. Bring your's home today!
· Stench of rotting flesh draws crowd to UC Botanical Garden [Oakland Tribune]