You remember Lois the Corpse Flower, right? Of course you do. Because no one could forget our favorite stinky plant!
Now, as Zac, our horticulturist, will tell you – corpse flowers are tricky beasts. They are rare outside their native Sumatra for a reason. They require constant, skilled care. And, of course, a habitat capable of maintaining jungle-like humidity levels.
As much as the CultureMappers loved their new flower – their lovely offices do not yet boast a greenhouse. So, they donated it to the museum, making theirs a much happier plant – and giving Lois a new roommate.
It’s going to take a lot – of time, and sass – for this little-sister leaf to live up to Leave-Em-Wanting-More Lois.
And there’s just no way for that to happen as long as our newest corpse flower remains nameless.
Lois, as you may know, is named after the mother of Eddie Holik – the former director of the Butterfly Center who acquired her 7 years ago.
We thought we’d give you the honor this time.
Help Us Name Our New Corpse Flower!
Leave a comment on this post with your suggested name. You have until July 15 to get your entries in, and you can post as many as you can think of – just don’t forget to fill in the “email” field, or we’ll have no way to contact you if you win.
On July 18, we’ll post the finalists here on the blog. Be sure to come back and vote for your favorite!
July 25 – the first anniversary of Lois’ bloomday – we’ll announce the winning name for our new corpse flower!
What’s In It For You?
Bragging rights! And, a private tour of the HMNS Greenhouses (not generally open to the public) with Soni and Zac, our horticulturists + a museum membership (which has some pretty cool benefits).
Ok, ready? Go!
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