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Meet Morticia the Corpse Flower

A corpse flower is awaiting it’s time to bloom right now at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The flower is native to Sumatra, Indonesia, and last bloomed in 2012. Another corpse flower bloomed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science back in 2011. Donita Brannon is the lady in charge of looking after “Morticia” — as […]

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A corpse flower is awaiting it's time to bloom right now at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

The flower is native to Sumatra, Indonesia, and last bloomed in 2012. Another corpse flower bloomed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science back in 2011.

Donita Brannon is the lady in charge of looking after “Morticia” — as the corpse flower has become known — and has her fingers crossed that it'll open up on Friday the 13th.

MORE: Live Webcam of Morticia the Corpse Flower

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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