My cousin that lives in Houston said that museum officials are baffled at how this thing bloomed, since there isn't a male of the species to provide the pollen. Lois was ready tho" ...
HOUSTON ó The flower girl at Jessica Zabala's wedding is purple, six-feet-tall, uninvited and smells like dead bodies.
She is Lois, a rare "corpse flower," deemed the world's stinkiest bud.
Read more here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38376749?gt1=43001
Note: Lois has bloomed and wilted as seen here on the livecam. http://www.hmnsmedia.org/CorpseFlower/
Here's a picture in bloom (scroll down a bit) http://www.hmns.org/see_do/butterfly_center.asp