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‘Wee Stinky’ still poised

‘Wee Stinky’ measured 84.5 inches this morning. Growth of the spadix continues to slow, which based on previous flowerings is a good sign that flowering could come any day now.

When exactly? That’s tough to predict. But usually sometime in the afternoon the plant will start to show signs that flowering will begin in full as evening approaches.

When we know for sure, we’ll announce it here and through CALS and other social media, and we will extend visiting hours at the Conservatory until 9 p.m. that evening. As long as the flowering lasts, we will extend visitor hours to 9 a.m. (10 a.m. if it’s flowering on Saturday) to 9 p.m.

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'Wee Stinky' predawn on Tuesday.

‘Wee Stinky’ predawn on Tuesday.