Corpse Flower Blooms / by Justin Merriman

Gretchen McMichael of Ben Avon holds her 18-month-old son, Caleb, as she stands with her daughters, Josie, 5, and Becca, 3, as they look at the exotic corpse flower (Amorphophallus Titanum) affectionately named "Romero" at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  The corpse flower, which is native to Sumatra, Indonesia, typically only blooms every three to seven years and puts off a distinct odor that smells like rotting flesh to attract beetles and flies that pollinate it.