Rare Corpse Flower Draws Crowds To Bay Are Gas Station


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It’s not often a crowd of people gathers at an abandoned gas station to gawk at and smell a nonnative flower. But it did this week in Alameda, when a local nursery owner dragged his very rare corpse flower to a place where the public could get a good view.

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A line stretched halfway down the block to catch a glimpse of the giant flower at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street. It typically takes seven to 10 years for the flower to bloom, and it only lasts a few days.

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