DENVER (CBS4) – The popular corpse flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens has closed up and the stinky smell is gone.
Officials with the gardens said Friday morning that their Amorphophallus titatnum is no longer in bloom.READ MORE: USGS Reports 2.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near Aspen Saturday Night
The giant plant began blooming Tuesday morning and drew huge lines of people wanting to witness the plant in full bloom, a very rare occurrence in the plant world. Experts say it can take up to 20 years for one plant to bloom. This plant is about 15 years old.READ MORE: 'It's A Team Job': Volunteers Prepare Colorado Lands For Possible Challenging Wild Fire Year
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Visitors who came to see and smell the flower described it to CBS4 as smelling like rotten eggs or garbage.