It won’t smell pretty, but the Chicago Botanical Gardens is preparing for the exciting bloom of one of its rarest specimens. Spike, the corpse flower is predicted to bloom within the next few days. The Chicago Botanical Gardens has owned the five-foot tall plant for twelve years now, but this will be the flowers first blooming in Chicago. DNAnifo Chicago is running a live feed of the event and the Gardens will be offering late admission to the Gardens until 2 a.m. the day of the blooming.
For more information, check out the DNAinfo article here.