Rare corpse flower at NC State expected to bloom soon

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — NC State’s rare corpse flower is on track to bloom sometime in July or August.

The flower, named Lupin after a character from the Harry Potter universe, produces a stinky odor and heats up to the human body temperature as it blooms.

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The bloom of the flower is a spectacle that people always travel to experience.

The corpse flower is named for its stinky bloom. It’s also one of the largest lowering structures in the world.

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