November 11, 2014

‘Wee Stinky’ to Bloom For First Time Since 2012

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By KATHLEEN BITTER

In the fall of 2002, a seed was planted in the conservatory greenhouse on Tower Road. Over 10 years the seed grew up into a plant that had leaves, but no flowers to speak of. In the spring of 2012, Prof. Melissa Luckow, plant biology, got a phone call.

Courtesy of Craig CramerReady to go | This photo of Cornell’s titan arum plant was taken last week. Next week, the plant is expected to open up, revealing its flowers.

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