A giant flower native to Indonesia is expected to bloom in the next few days at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Visitors who happen to be at the park when the blossom, known as the voodoo lily, blooms will be in for a rather surprising - and disgusting - treat, according to OurAmazingPlanet.
The flower emits a smell that is not typically associated with flowers. Much like its relative, the corpse flower, the voodoo lily's scent is akin to that of rotting flesh. Though the odor may be petrifying to humans, it is simply irresistible to flies, according to the news source.
"It's just been such a thrill for us," Kim Thomas, horticulture supervisor at the zoo, told the news source. "It's something different that we've never had before, and it's very exotic looking. So it's been lots of fun."
Though the employees of the zoo may be excited, it's likely that those who are planning to send lilies to a loved one will want something a little more appealing. According to Lilies.org, Asiatic hybrids of the flower type are some of the most colorful and alluring.