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2016 Bloom

Time lapse videos of Wee Stinky’s 2016 flowering

If you visited during the latest flowering, you only saw a snapshot. These videos will help you take in the whole process:

‘Wee Stinky’ first night – October 14, 2016. Approximately 10 hours compressed into 25 seconds.

‘Wee Stinky’ third flowering – October 14, 2016. Approximately 34 hours compressed into 80 seconds.

Thanks to all who attended Wee Stinky’s third flowering

The Conservatory is closed on Sunday. But normal weekday hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) resume on Monday.

If you’d like us to keep you posted on happenings in the Conservatory (when the Victoria lily or other interesting plants are in flower), visit the Liberty Hyde Bailey website and sign-up for email updates.

You can also continue to view the livestream. Soon the towering spadix will topple over. But don’t fret. That’s natural and expected.

And you can also view video of Robert Raguso’s talk Friday night while Wee Stinky was in full flower.

Still ‘Stinky’ – Conservatory open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

While not as pungent as last night,’Wee Stinky’ still stinks, and looks good this morning.

If you’d like to see (or smell) for yourself, the Conservatory is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

'Wee Stinky' at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

‘Wee Stinky’ at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Flowering tonight! Conservatory hours extended to 9 p.m.

‘Wee Stinky’ has finally decided that tonight is the night to unfurl its spathe, heat up its spadix and release its odors.

We have extended visitor hours until 9 p.m. tonight so that you can come and smell for yourself.

We will also be open on Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Karl Niklas, professor in the Plant Biology Section, talks Titan arums earlier this afternoon.

Karl Niklas, professor in the Plant Biology Section, talks Titan arums earlier this afternoon.

Via CornellCast:

Friday morning measurement

'Wee Stinky' at 87 inches Friday morning.

‘Wee Stinky’ at 87 inches Friday morning.

Growth continues to slow. ‘Wee Stinky’ put on just one inch to reach 87 inches tall this morning.

We’ll be watching the plant carefully this afternoon for signs that it might flower tonight. If it does, we’ll announce extended hours until 9 p.m. Sign up for email updates (right column or bottom on mobile) and you’ll be among the first to know.

Meantime, you can keep tabs on the plant via our livestream via CornellCast.

Spathe getting rosier.

Spathe getting rosier.