Stinky corpse flower ready to bloom tonight at Denver Botanic Gardens — The Know

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The Corpse Flower, blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens August 19, 2015. The stinky flower blooms after 8 to 20 years of vegetative growth and lasts for up to 48-hours. Thousands waited in line for hours to get a glimpse, smell and have their picture taken close to it. Folks can view the flower until midnight Wednesday and 6 a.m. til midnight Thursday and regular hours on Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Amorphophallus titanum, the stinky corpse flower, is expected to bloom tonight at Denver Botanic Gardens.

“It is starting to open right now,” said Erin Bird, a gardens spokeswoman.

It will likely take about three to four hours for the bloom to fully open and fully stink, Bird said.

The gardens will stick to its regular summer schedule tonight, with the last entry for people already in line to view and smell the corpse flower at 8 p.m., Bird said.

On Friday, the gardens, at 1007 York Street, will open early for members at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for non members to take in all of Stinky’s odorous goodness.

Viewing of the corpse flower is included in admission, and visitors should anticipate a wait to see the bloom. An adult ticket is $12.50.

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