Voodoo Lilies

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. Now, they have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower (actually a tuber) masks its beauty to attract its pollinators, typically flies and beetles.

Program Manager Joan Leonard tells us how with a blooming cycle of only a few days, the Voodoo lily may be short on beauty, but it’s long on appeal.

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Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she's not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she's choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.