New corpse flower at HMNS needs a name

July 11, 2011 7:49:25 AM PDT
The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a new corpse flower growing in its greenhouse at the Butterfly Center. The museum now needs help naming the new plant that will eventually bloom and smell like a rotting corpse.

It was exactly one year ago this month that the museum's last corpse flower named Lois created a sensation when she opened up and grossed everyone out. Lois is now dormant, and technically, the new corpse flower is not her spawn, just the same species.

You have until July 15 to enter a name for Lois' new sidekick. More than 200 ideas have already been posted to the museum's blog.

One of the top contenders is Clark, as in Lois and Clark.

You can read more about the new corpse flower in the West University Examiner, one of of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.

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