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.
Ohio’s Senator Portman Praises Ryan Choice
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman calls Rep. Paul Ryan “a great choice” for the Republican running mate spot Portman was believed to be a top contender for.
Portman says the Wisconsin congressman is among his best friends and a leading voice on pressing issues. Romney was introducing Ryan as his vice presidential choice Saturday.
Portman says in a statement that as Romney campaign chairman in Ohio, he will work hard to make sure the ticket carries the pivotal state.
Ohio tea party leaders and the Hamilton County Republican Party leader also are praising the choice. While Portman was the home-state favorite, Ohio activists say Ryan will bring energy and focus on the nation’s fiscal issues.
Ohio still has a tie to the national ticket – Ryan is a Miami University alumnus.