Overnight, Colorado’s most famous plant bloomed. This marks the first time a corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), native to Sumatra, has bloomed in the Rocky Mountain region. The staff at Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) are proud parents.
A live cam has tracked the bloom’s progression since August 14. At peak times, thousands of people have watched the live footage. So many people logged on this morning that the feed crashed temporarily.
The wait to get an up close look, and more importantly whiff, of the corpse flower this morning lasted four hours. The bloom is only expected to last 24-48 hrs so DBG has extended hours viewing hours today and tomorrow.
Interested in traveling with DBG experts? Check out our upcoming trip to Ecuador in April 2016 with DBG Curator of Orchids, Nick Snakenberg.