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Milwaukee's corpse flower in bloom

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The past few days have been pretty smelly at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

One of the museum's four corpse flowers bloomed over the weekend.

The exotic flower is actually called a Titan Arum.

It got its nickname because of the terrible odor it gives off, which some describe as baby diapers or rotting flesh.

A corpse flower can reach nine feet tall and sometimes blooms only once every 15 years.

The Milwaukee flower is a descendant of the Titan Arum at UW-Madison.

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