BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Morty, a corpse flower that gives off the smell of rotting flesh in bloom, is nearing the end of his blooming cycle.
Corpse flowers are found in the rainforests of Indonesia and bloom every six to 10 years. It’s a rare sight and one still available at the Botanical Gardens on South Park Avenue.
Officials say Morty is nearing the end of his blooming cycle. A hole has been cut in the flower so visitors can see Morty’s parts and keep an eye on pollination.
The hope is Morty will produce fruit over the next week or two.