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
And if you'd like to see a similar plant with a garbage-like odor, take a
It's a Voodoo Lily. It grows here in central Indiana (Zone 5b) and it
*reeks* when in bloom. Cool flower, though.
On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:52:13 +0000 (UTC), FragileWarrior
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;
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