Worst Flower

The world's largest flower is also one of the worst smelling flowers. Rafflesia Arnoldii is often over 3 feet wide and its petals are almost an inch thick. You wouldn't want it in your garden, however, because it smells like a rotting animal. The flower is attempting to attract flies for pollination. - from www.odd-info.com
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And if you'd like to see a similar plant with a garbage-like odor, take a look at:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2980579860065994325GDUtRa? vhost=home-and-garden
It's a Voodoo Lily. It grows here in central Indiana (Zone 5b) and it *reeks* when in bloom. Cool flower, though.
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On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:52:13 +0000 (UTC), FragileWarrior
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We have Skunk Cabbage in New York-- To me it smells more like cat urine than skunk-- But the flower sure is pretty. And the latin name just rolls off the tongue; Symplocarpus foetidus http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/symplocarpusfoet.html
Jim
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