About a month or so ago I reported on the impending blooming of "Spike" the Corpse Flower at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Well Spike proved to be a dud.

But, wait up! Alice, another Corpse Flower, surprised everyone and is blooming now! In fact you can watch it live.


DNA Info reports that "The Botanic Garden will be open for "peak viewing" until 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. It will reopen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday."

"The plant species, Amorphophallus titanum, can reach up to 10 feet tall and blooms every seven to 10 years. It earned its nickname, "corpse flower," thanks to its unique smell. Most says it's a "a combination of limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish, and smelly feet."

Mmm. Yummy. NOT!

So it you want to see Alice bloom without having to smell her fragrance, check out the live feed above.

Pretty cool eh?