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 13-year-old civil war in Somalia in has forced nearly half of the country’s seven million population to flee. Tens of thousands came to the United States, including an estimated 20-thousand or more to Columbus. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding recently visited the Somali community association center in northeast Columbus.