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"Corpse Flower" Blooms in Time for Christmas

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Melbourne, Australia -

Flower fanatics are flocking to Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens to witness a rare, albeit somewhat unpleasant event.

A spectacular Sumatran flower has bloomed, and it's causing a real stink.  It's nicknamed the "Corpse Flower," and is unique because it only flowers for a couple of days in its six year life.

It reached full bloom in Australia on Christmas night.

You may recall back in 2010 that Gustavus Adolphus College had its own Corpse Flower that bloomed.