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England, United Kingdom, February 5, 2007—Global warming could be blamed for tricking the world's stinkiest plant into an early bloom (Read "Researchers Uncover Secrets of Gigantic 'Corpse Flower,'" [July 2003].)

The Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanium)—also known as the corpse flower—pictured above is a native of Indonesia but is currently housed in southwest England's Eden Project. It is considered abnormal for this flower to bloom in winter, but a very warm 2006 and mild winter in the United Kingdom may be a factor in causing the giant plant to bloom prematurely.

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Photograph by Steve Bedser/Eden Project/REUTERS
 
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