MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life

Jun 23, 2014

Curator Frank Telewski (left) and Peter Carrington, assistant curator, await the stench of the soon-to-bloom corpse flower from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Credit WKAR/Marie Steinbock

The Michigan State University campus here in East Lansing is often described as one of the most beautiful in America.

This week, one unique campus flower is drawing particular attention. The so-called corpse flower has the stench of a rotting corpse.  People from around the Midwest are coming to see the flower while it briefly blooms.   Frank Telewski, professor of plant biology and curator of the Plant Biology Conservatory, joins us  along with Peter Carrington, assistant curator.