Who Wants to Get a Whiff of Flower Smelling of Rotting, Fetid Bodies? You Know You Do -- Head to SFSU This Weekend.
|A stinky weekend is in store...|
If you've ever wanted to experience the olfactory sensation of a plant whose odor really and truly could be mistaken for a large, rotting animal -- now's your chance. Corpse flowers, which grow naturally only in Indonesia, bloom erratically -- but, like volcanoes, they offer telltale signs of an impending eruption. And San Francisco State's specimen is due for a pungent weekend outburst.
SFSU's Titan Arum will be available for viewing (and smelling) on Sunday and Monday at the university's greenhouse, which is just north of Hensill Hall (find it here).
The greenhouse will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Guided tours are available and admission is free.
Those who scheduled weddings for the greenhouse at this time aren't going to get their money back.