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.
Natural Deep Freeze Envelopes Ohio
Near record low temperatures are reported this morning across Ohio. Dayton and Marion report minus 14 degrees this hour. Bolton field in southwest Columbus reports a minus 12 degree reading. The record low for the date at Port Columbus was minus 13 in 1977. Its Minus nine this morning at Port Columbus. Wind chill warnings span Ohio, and homeless shelters are trying to squeeze in as many people as possible. The deep freeze has also forced school cancellations across the state. In Central Ohio among the districts closed today:
Columbus City schools Bexley City Schools Westerville City schools Gahanna-Jefferson schools Hilliard Schools Canal Winchester Southwestern City Schools Worthington Schools Whitehall schools
Olentangy Local schools Eastland and Fairfield Career Centers Granville Exempted Village schools Walnut Township