Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Titan Arum & Botanical Gardens
An unusual plant is scheduled to bloom shortly at UNC Charlotte's Botanical Gardens. The Titan Arum is native only to the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia. Its name translates to "Corpse Flower" because it smells like decaying fish, for a very strategic reason. We'll talk about the flower, named Bella, and the uses and benefits of botanical gardens.
Dr. Larry Mellichamp - Director & Biology Professor, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Kara Newport - Director, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
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View more pictures of Bella.