Most flowers have a sweet aroma that draws us in, but one that pretty much smells like rotting, human flesh is also attracting large crowds.
The first of three corpse flowers (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the stinky plant or titan arumis, blooming at the U.S. Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C.
The plants are native to Indonesian rainforests and can grow to be up to 12 feet tall. Its stench is described as being similar to rotting flesh and garbage, but if you want to get a whiff of the interesting plant, the Botanical Gardens is staying open late while the flowers are in bloom.
If you'd like to avoid the funk, you can check out this live stream online:
Each corpse flower bloom may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then collapse quickly.