Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Last time we smelled this plant we thought there might be a dead animal hidden in a crawl space. It was that strong. Since then, we wouldn’t have thought in 100 years that we could be uncertain of the corpse plant's odor. This time the scent was more elusive. This time there was a subtle, disturbing aroma that mingled uncomfortably with the usual fragrances.
The scent is very strong, and very short-lived. By the end of the day, there was no longer a trace of the stench. Though brief, we were very happy; what a great start to National Pollinator Week!