Corpse flower blooms for first time at UC Riverside

By Allyson Vargara | The Press-Enterprise |

The Press-Enterprise - “Little Miss Stinky,” the corpse flower on display at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, has bloomed.

At least 1,500 people — a couple wearing homemade “Little Miss Stinky” shirts — lined up outside the botanic gardens’ greenhouse Sunday, July 24 to see the Amorphophallus titanum, the rare corpse plant, in bloom.

To view the corpse plant:
The UCR Botanic Gardens is open Sundays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the gardens staff will extend corpse-flower viewing hours until 4 p.m. The plant will be under close supervision and staff members will be inside the greenhouse to answer questions.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5, which will support the gardens and conservatory.

Visitors should park in metered parking in UCR’s BG Lot, Lot 10 and Lot 13 Blue.

UCR campus, at 1 Botanic Gardens Drive.


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