Stinky Flower to Hold an Encore


Botany fans are about to make another  pilgrimage to the Huntington Library in San Marino to see an Indonesian flower famous for its foul odor.

The Huntington says the so-called corpse flower could unfurl its  putrid blossom this weekend, only the fourth time it has flowered since 1999.

The plant is about 3 feet tall, small for a corpse flower, but botanists promise a serious stench that mimics rotting flesh.

The endangered plant is native to the Indonesian island of  Sumatra and its bloom only lasts a day.

In the past, thousands of people line up outside the conservatory to get a whiff and a glimpse of the botanical rarity.

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