Kicking up a stink!

12 February 2010 by Lisa

There’s a bit of a stink down at World Museum!!

A tall pink flower

Devil’s Tongue

A new arrival to the Liverpool City Councils Parks and Green Spaces plant display at World Museum came in yesterday. The Amorphophallus konjac  – Devil’s Tongue – comes from South-East Asia. The flower emits a scent of rotten meat to attract insects such as flies to pollinate it. The outer part of the flower also bears a close resemblance to rotten meat to help attract insects to it!

If you want to dare take a smell you’ll have to hurry as the flower will only last a few days.

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