STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — What’s that smell?
The University of Connecticut will be a bit stinky soon thanks to its rare “corpse flower” which is known to emit an odor similar to that of rotting meat. It is about to break forth into bloom sometime in the next two weeks.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
It’ll be the first time since 2007 that the exotic Sumatran plant, the Titan Arum, has bloomed at UConn and only the third time since the seed was planted in 1994.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
It’s now 12 feet high with a flower bud more than four feet tall — and growing more than three inches a day.
The exact bloom date can’t be determined, but UConn will keep its conservatory open late on the night of the big bloom.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
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