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.
A funeral mass is scheduled this morning for a 93 year old Catholic priest who spent his life serving Columbus’ poor. For decades, Father Francis Schweitzer welcomed the downtrodden and homeless who still come to to the Franklinton area soup kitchen he founded.