The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. 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 masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
WOSU News Archives For: July 8, 2008
High gasoline prices have become a major theme in the race for Ohio’s 15th Congressional district. Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy,(D) and State Senator Steve Stivers,(R) have both developed their own energy plans.
Long synonymous with the Deep South, Kudzu may now be creeping its way north. The fast growing vine, which is native to Japan, has been growing for decades in parts of southern Ohio, but climate change may make the state even more hospitable to kudzu in coming decades. Though it isn’t yet the scourge here that it is in the South, efforts are under way to make Ohio Kudzu-free.