Smell a rare, repulsive ‘corpse flower’ at Denver Botanic Gardens

(Photo: Denver Botanic Gardens)

(Photo: Denver Botanic Gardens)

DENVER — What smells like rotting flesh, is almost never around, and can attract people by the thousands? Well, that could only be the titan arum, better known as the “corpse flower.”

The Denver Botanic Gardens had one of the rare, noxious flowers bloom Friday night.

The botanic gardens named the flower “Little Stinker.” While its cute name might make you laugh, its odor will wipe that smile right off your face.

If your nose has what it takes, you can see the flower in person in Marnie’s Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can get tickets to Denver Botanic Gardens online.

It was just about a year ago when “Little Stinker’s” big brother “Stinky” bloomed, attracting record crowds to the gardens.

It can take years for a corpse flower to bloom, sometimes a decade.

However, this year has been a little smellier than normal, with more of the pungent flowers blooming across the U.S.

The blooming corpse flower at Denver Botanic Gardens. (Photo: Denver Botanic Gardens)

The blooming corpse flower at Denver Botanic Gardens. (Photo: Denver Botanic Gardens)