The “Corpse Flower” is known around the world as one of the worst smelling flowers on the planet, horticulturalists are always looking for a chance to see the impressive display of the Amorphophallus titanum and smell its aroma of rotting flesh. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html and http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/collegeDetails.aspx?collegeID=833&txt=Orange%20Coast%20College
Interested parties across Southern California are now waiting for news of the first blooming of a “Corpse Flower” held in the collection of Orange Coast College who will display the flower in the buildup to its blooming and during its flowering in the College’s Administrative Building.
The aroma of the “Corpse Flower” may be what attracts the majority of visitors to the latest expected blooming at Orange Coast College, but for many visitors, the beautiful display of this tropical plant will be what they take away with them.
The display created by the “Corpse Flower” includes a magenta petal that opens around a stunning central spike, which makes the plant one of the most unique and beautiful in the world.
Orange Coast College has built a history of horticultural success, including a previous flowering of a “Corpse Flower” taking place in 2014 that saw thousands of interested visitors to the campus to view the flower. The first flowering of the latest “Corpse Flower” at Orange Coast College will only last between 24 and 48 hours with visitors allowed to view the flower until 10 p.m. to ensure as many visitors as possible get the opportunity to enjoy the smell of the plant.
Orange Coast College has been bringing two-year courses to students from across Southern California since the first classes began at the college in 1948.
Alongside the many trades based classes and courses taking place at Orange Coast College, the educational institution has become known for its high graduation rate and impressive transfer rate to top ranked local four-year institutions, including California State University and the University of California.