Stinky flower in bloom

Flower fans can't wait to get a whiff at UCSB greenhouse

POSTED: 04:29 PM PDT Jul 30, 2013    UPDATED: 07:31 PM PDT Jul 31, 2013 
Corpse Flower

UC Santa Barbara’s rare corpse flower has begun to bloom. They named the plant Chanel and she is the most unusual plant in the greenhouse.

The 7-year-old plant is called Titan arum, or more commonly known as the corpse flower, because of its strong aroma.

The greenhouse will be open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5-8 p.m.

UCSB has a live webcam that takes a photo of the plant every five minutes