Stinky flower in full bloom at SF Botanical Garden


The dead horse lily opened up this week and if the smell of rotting flesh is your thing, you can take it in at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

The plant uses its unique stench to attract flies, which helps pollinate its flowers.

"I've never smelled rotten flesh, but I've smelled like really old meat and it's pretty terrible, so it's real close to that," Garden Director Brent Dennis said.

If that's for you, you'd better hurry. The dead horse lily blooms for only a few days.

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