One of two corpse plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Audrey has bloomed. Known for their stench, which has been compared to rotting fish and sweaty socks, corpse plants are, nonetheless, beautiful as they are unfurling.
The smell is expected to dissipate within two days.
To celebrate the blooming of the two plants (Seymour bloomed last week), Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., is offering extended hours tonight (Monday) until 9 p.m. For more information, call 941-366-5731 or visit selby.org. Admission is $19 for adults, $6 for children 4 to 11.