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Vancouverites rename ‘corpse flower’ days before is set to unleash rancid scent

Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm PST

(Courtesy: Youtube/Vancouver Park Board)
Summary

Vancouverites have named the flower 'Uncle Fester'

The rare tropical plant is set to release its stench within the next 3 days

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The people have spoken, Vancouver’s very own “corpse flower” is now known as “Uncle Fester.”

Voting took place online and the popular Addam’s Family character came out victorious.

The rare tropical plant is set to unleash its stench inside the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

The conservatory is expecting “Uncle Fester” to bloom any day now, noting it will most likely happen within the next three days.

Once it blooms, the conservatory will extend its hours to 7a.m.-11p.m. for two days to allow visitors to take in the rare sight, and smell.

But, anyone actually looking forward to smelling it will have to act fast. Once the flower blooms the smell only lasts between 24 and 48 hours.

This will be the first time a corpse flower has bloomed in B.C.

-With files from the Canadian Press