Amorphophallus titanum, Atlanta, GA, 2004

Amorphophallus titanum, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Amorphophallus titanum, Atlanta, GA, 2004

The “corpse flower” alias “stinky flower” that blossomed in Atlanta back in 2004 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Believe it was in July, but would have to look it up. We followed the reports on the web with great anticipation. The flower never reached full bloom and closed right back up after an evening. This was taken the afternoon after it had briefly opened when suits were saying was still broadcasting the great even of its opening and saying it would open further yet, but t-shirts were saying, “Actually, we think it’s done and over with…”

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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