The name comes from the smell the flower has when it blooms, which is similar to rotting flesh.
Normally you see flowers like this in a botanical center. They bloom rarely, but when they do, the flowers give off a foul smell that lasts about 24 to 48 hours.
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The flower is native to rainforests in Indonesia and is formally known as the amorphophallus titanum.
ABC's Raleigh, North Carolina affiliate, WTVD, reported on a blooming corpse flower in August 2019. Its owner, a North Carolina student, described the smell as similar to "driving by roadkill on a really hot day."