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Corpse flower expected to bloom at Mitchell Park Domes Wednesday

Posted: 4:58 PM, Jun 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-13 18:26:57Z

MILWAUKEE -- Guests who visit the Mitchell Park Domes on Wednesday will be treated to a rare sight: A corpse flower in full bloom.

The corpse flower at the Domes has opened about four inches since noon Tuesday, Milwaukee County Parks said in a news release. By Wednesday, "it will be fully open and giving off the characteristic stink of a rotting corpse."

Don't count on another opportunity to see a corpse flower in bloom soon - the flowers usually bloom just once every seven to ten years. The "full scent" lasts 24-48 hours.

The Domes open to guests at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Get more information on their website.