Press Release

Come and smell the ‘Corpse Flower’ while you can!

The Children’s Department of Bangor Public Library is proud to be hosting a titan arum while it is in full bloom. This plant, grown by the owner of the Rock And Art Shop in Downtown Bangor, has a huge flower which has a distinctly unpleasant smell. The plant, which comes from Indonesia, has the world’s largest unbranched inflorescence (a collection of many, many tiny flowers crowded together) and produces the appalling smell to attract the insects that pollinate it.

It will only be in full bloom for 48 hours, so you will need to be quick to take advantage of this unique opportunity.