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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Son of Stinky!


(photo from Flickr user whatsthatpicture)

I know this has absolutely nothing to do with gardening in the Northwest, but I just can't resist posting it here. Nicknamed "Son of Stinky," another corpse flower is about to bloom at the Huntington Library. I so want one of these in my garden! It's huge, it stinks, and it has the best botanical name I've ever heard: Amorphophallus titanum (which literally means "giant misshapen penis" -- thank you, Wikipedia!) If it were carnivorous, it would be perfect. Then I could feed my obnoxious neighbors to it. Just imagine the possibilities. This thing would make Audrey look like a wimp. Feed me, Seymour...

Hmm... maybe I've been inhaling too many compost fumes...

3 comments:

islandgardener said...

Very funny post! I can almost smell the stink coming through my computer -- that's how foul that thing looks!

Kim and Victoria said...

That is one great plant, but I'm afraid it would give me nightmares to have it in my garden! Ha ha ha!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Yes, it does look stinky..but somehow the plant is attractive, with wide colourful funnel and long stem or stalk or trunk or whatever.... haha. ~ bangchik