What’s that smell? A rare giant corpse flower, which smells like rotting flesh, …


What’s that smell? A rare giant corpse flower, which smells like rotting flesh, is now in full bloom in the New York Botanical Garden. The plant’s odor helps it lure carrion beetles and sweat flies (up to an acre away) that are attracted to the smell of decomposition. The insects bring pollen from other plants they’ve visited, thereby pollinating the corpse flower plant. (📸: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)



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