Strange attraction: 'Rotting flesh' plant to make a stink in Edinburgh
A giant plant dubbed the 'corpse flower' is set to bloom at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden, spreading its stench up to half a mile.
A giant plant dubbed the 'corpse flower' due to its putrid stench is set to bloom at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden.
The 10-foot specimen, officially called Amorphophallus Titanum, smells so strong it has been known to make people vomit or pass out.
And it's not just brave visitors that will be forced to hold their noses - the shocking stench could travel up to half a mile across the city.
Senior Royal Botanic Garden horticulturist Steve Scott told the Scottish Sun this will be the first time the plant has bloomed in Scotland.
He said: "It smells of rotting dead flesh - like a blocked drain at an abattoir.
"When it's in full bloom you would be able to smell it from the bottom of Lothian Road in Edinburgh to the Mound - a distance of about half a mile."
Visitors planning to test their resolve will have to act quickly because once the plant blooms, it won't be long before it wilts and dies.
Steve added: "It may be rank rotten on the nose but it'll be spectacular on the eyes."