Wicked Smelly Plant About To Bloom At Dartmouth Has a Webcam
If you've never heard of a Amorphophallustitanum, or Corpse Flower, it is about ready to bloom, so hold your nose, says a report from the Concord Monitor. It's called a corpse flower because it smells like rotting flesh. EEEYOO! The report also says that the plant has a name: Morphy.
The report also says that you can watch this smelly plant on their live webcam. I had to see for myself and this morning, at about 8:30 a.m., the plant was being photographed professionally.
This is Morphy in a timelapse video from 2016:
I have spent WAAAY too much time watching this thing, but that's what webcams are for, I suppose. I find it particularly fascinating to watch these plants grow in a timelapse video like the one above. It makes me stop and think when I water my plants at home - they know I'm there, in some weird way. These are the thoughts that you think when you're an empty nester.
Just a side note: My cousin Shahleene doesn't use her webcam to watch plants. She always talks about the public service work she's doing with hers. I have no idea what she's talking about.