The Amorphophallus titanium plant is a species that attracts a host of admirers and others who are simply curious to get a whiff of a plant that smells like a rotting corpse. The plant is otherwise known as the corpse flower, and will be on display at the Orange Coast College administration building. The admin building is located at 2701 Fairview Road. Viewing hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 28. Once the flower blooms, visiting hours will extend until 10 p.m.
Ironically, the flower is quite beautiful when it blooms. The plant originates from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Beetles cause the flower to release its repugnant scent when removing pollen from the male flowers to their female counterpart. Blooming typically occurs during the evening. The repugnant smell is nature’s way of protecting the plant from both animals and humans. Visitors can make a $3 donation that goes toward supporting scholarships and the college’s horticulture program.
About Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa, California, is an excellent learning institution that offers students the very latest in technology and coursework for many of today’s in-demand career fields. The college serves more than 25,000 students each semester. Orange Coast College also ranks at the top of the list for the number of students who transfer to USC and California State University campuses. Many students also choose to transfer to private colleges and universities both in California and across the country.
Orange Coast College also offers numerous men’s and women’s sports that include baseball, golf, basketball, volley ball, beach ball, swimming, cross country, football, tennis, and soccer. The college offers an excellent education for students looking to further their education.
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