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: Businesses Continue To Be Impacted By Cameron Peak Fire More Than A Year Later
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: Volunteers Work With Forest Service To Restore Trails Damaged By The Cameron Peak Fire
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Visitors who came to see and smell the flower described it to CBS4 as smelling like rotten eggs or garbage.MORE NEWS: Ryan Yarwood Arrested After Eluding Police In Stolen Vehicle