For some this plant may seem to be the opposite of romantic but for others it’s to die for! The corpse flower (Titum arum) is the largest flower in the world with a bulb of 35-50 pounds and a bloom that can reach 6-9 feet tall. We won’t see these plants here at Sheep Pasture but if you ever find yourself in Sumatra or the Philippines then you might come across one. You will know you are in the right spot to see a corpse flower in bloom because they have a unique smell: rotting flesh. Don’t worry though, this pungent odor is at its worst for only 24 hours and will only bloom for 3 weeks! This stench does serve a purpose: it attracts lots of insects and bugs to feed the giant carnivorous plant. Now if you are dying to see this plant there are many greenhouses and botanical gardens that raise these plants and when they are in bloom will open to the public for viewing and smelling.
Even though we don’t have any of these gargantuan plants here at Sheep Pasture we might have some plants you haven’t seen before so come and explore to find some fantastic flora for yourself!