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Denver 'corpse flower' set to bloom

Flower's stench lasts some 48 hours

(U.S. Botanic Gardens)

A rare blooming of the infamous "corpse flower" is anticipated soon at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

The flower, whose Latin name is Amorphophallus titanum, releases a pungent stench upon blooming that many observers compare to rotting carcass.

It will be the first ever bloom of such a flower in Denver, according to the Denver Post.

The stench from the flower lasts for up to 48 hours after the bloom, during which visitors will try to catch a whiff.