Saturday, July 24, 2010



Perry the Titan arum is blooming at Gustavus. The live webcam feed can be seen here.  How awesome to be able to see the bloom of the plant that produces the world's largest flower right here within an hour of the Twin Cities?

Perry is a youngster at only age 17. Sprouted from a seed, the now approximately 200 pound Perry is blooming for the second time in about three years.

Titans either put up one single leaf a year or one single flower then followed by the single leaf. The dead material you can see displayed on the right side of the photo is Perry's SINGLE leaf from last year.
This is Perry's primary enthusiast. Dr. O'Brien of Gustavus. This isn't a short plant folks.

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