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.

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