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Lou The Corpse Flower : Why He Smells So Bad And Why We Should Be Excited When He Blooms
May 16, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  By Jeff Cummins, Horticulturist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in the Houston Museum of Natural Science     The Cockrell Butterfly Center was graced (?) a couple of weeks ago by a very special event. One of our corpse flowers, Lou, bloomed for the very first time! Lou is an Amorphophallus peaeoniifolius, a smaller species […]

My Little Stinky: Corpse Flower Cousin on Display at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
April 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Meet Lois’s baby cousin, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. It may not be as large or as smelly as the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) that bloomed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2010, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome! It’s blooming in the Cockrell Butterfly Center right now, and by the end of the weekend, it should be […]

Visit Savage Garden for a glimpse at some of nature’s nastiest plants
October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

In case you thought plants were not much more alive than a rock, think again! As David Attenborough pointed out in his wonderful series, The Private Life of Plants, plants have many behaviors as complex and interesting as those of animals. The problem is, plants move much more slowly, making their behaviors and reactions harder […]

Horticulturalist Zac Stayton bids a fond farewell to HMNS
August 8, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: After four and a half years, Zac Stayton, Horticulturist for the Cockrell Butterfly Center, is leaving HMNS for a new job as a Project Manager for the grower Color Spot. I sat down with him this week to discuss his time at HMNS, his favorite projects and what he’ll be up to next. Vincent […]



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