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Iowa "Corpse Flower" to open soon

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The Des Moines Botanical Garden is getting ready for a very rare, and stinky bloom.
The Corpse Flower at the garden is expected to bloom on, or around, July 22.
Once it blooms, the smell is similar to that of rotting flesh; the smell is obviously repulsive to people, but it attracts bugs that help pollinate it.
The flower in Des Moines is more than 4 feet tall. It will be open for less than 24 hours, and after that it won't bloom again for another 3-5 years. 
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