Aka Corpse plant, it is expected to bloom tomorrow. The plant blooms about every five years and when it does the strong scent seems to smell like rotting flesh. It comes from a rain forest in Sumatra. This one lives at the Jacob A. Lutz Garden Complex at Virginia Tech
This year the regular Welcome Students set up on a street that many, many, students walk to get to the Virginia Tech campus. Yes the cookies are baked by members of the church, and these welcomers said the fruit was much more popular than the cookies.