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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Smelly Plant at Lincoln Park Conservatory

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The plant that smells like rotting meat is blooming again at Lincoln Park Conservatory. What smells is the Devil's Tongue "Amorphophallus rivieri". This plant has a big maroon spike in its center. The smell helps to attract flies and beetles that help with pollination.

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