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Huge stinking flower attracts visitors

Published fredag 12 juli 2013 kl 16.37
"It's really titanic!"
(1:23 min)
The giant flower, together with botanist Karin Martinsson. Photo: Robin Haldert/SCANPIX

Visitors have been flocking to a botanical garden just outside Stockholm over the past few days, to see a stinking flower that only blooms very rarely.

The titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum started to bloom at Bergius Botanic Garden earlier this week. At almost two metres tall and stinking of rotten flesh, it is an unusual find, and one that only blooms once in a blue moon. And it has already started to fade, with the stinking aroma already gone.

We sent our junior reporter, Alice Watson to find out more.

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