The Houston Museum of National Science recently announced the winning name for their corpse flower, which is currently growing in the museum's greenhouse, according to the news channel KTRK-TV.
The well-known flower, which is recognized for its horrendous smell once it blooms, will be named Audrey. Last year, it's neighbor Lois was making quite a stink (it is now dormant and does not smell), bringing many people to visit the museum out of curiosity. Since its overall appeal, it was only fitting to have the public name the new bud, the news source reports.
According to Your Ranch News, the name is based on the flesh-eating plant in the musical "Little Shop of Horrors." Even though these corpse flowers do not eat flesh, they do not smell appealing.
Now, many individuals are not going to be planting any flower like the corpse flower in their garden. However, there are tons of beautiful blooms that smell wonderfully, and can light up any area. Tropical flowers, and the vibrant colors of orchids and hydrangeas are perfect buds for the summer.
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