It’s not that great smelling. It’s not super attractive. But hey, it sure draws crowds. Today, Washington, D.C.’s corpse flower bloomed at the U.S. Botanic Garden with a peak smell expected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In a statement, the Botanic Garden said the smell is like "a combination of garlic, fish, diapers and rotting meat." According to NBC4, this is the first time the Botanic Garden has displayed a blooming corpse flower since 2013. The plant is native to Indonesia rain forests and is capable of growing up to 12 feet tall. The one seen in Washington, D.C. is six years old and nearly seven feet tall.
For those interested in getting a whiff of the plant’s horrible stench, the Botanic Garden will remain open until 11 p.m. today and tomorrow. You can also tune in via livestream with the below video.