Tag: botanical gardens

Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants at The Rawlings Conservatory

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From now until October 27, stop by The Rawlings Conservatory to discover the Carnivorous Plant Display featuring Pitcher Plants. Open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The plants, many of which live in nutrient-poor soil, like in bogs and mossy cloud forests, have adapted to attract, trap, and kill prey to absorb nutrients. View the wide variety of trap shapes and colors, and features such as sticky surfaces, digestive enzymes, and hairs that trigger movement. Specimen plants will be on display in the Orchid Room. Admission is free. A $5 per person donation is recommended and appreciated. A limited number of carnivorous plants will be for sale during the duration of the show.

Washingtonians Flock to See/Smell Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve ever longed to sniff a flower that smells “horrible, fetid,” “like death,” and “like rotting flesh,” get yourself on a southbound MARC train; the incredibly repellent corpse flower is finally in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C., and Washingtonians are flocking to behold/besmell its disgustingness.

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