Another Corpse Flower Rises to the Occasion

June 20, 2018
Fester appears likely to become the second corpse flower to bloom at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Fester appears likely to become the second corpse flower to bloom at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. 

Move over, Morty.

Fester, another corpse flower at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, shows signs it could soon bloom after years of being dormant.

Fester’s awakening comes on the heels of Morty’s bloom last week.

Fester should flower in two to three weeks, said Kristin Pochopin, the director of horticulture.

“He’s growing like gangbusters, and was even a little bit crooked and straightened himself out,” she said.
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