Corpse flower Morty is in full, smelly bloom

Jun 11, 2018

If you smell a very pungent aroma coming from South Buffalo, it's just Morty.

Morty in full bloom in 2014.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' corpse flower, a native of the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, is in full bloom - and at its smelliest.

The Botanical Gardens has extended its hours Monday and Tuesday, because Morty will only be in full bloom for the next 24-48 hours. They open at 10 a.m. each day and will be selling the last admission ticket at 11 p.m.

In July 2014, the Botanical Gardens acquired three Amorphophallus titanum corms. The last time the one named Morty was in full bloom, he captivated a record attendance of over 10,000 visitors in two weeks and just over 5,000 visitors in three days.