Corpse Flower

The Flowering Of The “Corpse Flower” Expected Soon At Orange Coast College

A plant usually found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra looks set to become a major visitor attraction at the Orange Coast College campus when it finally blooms for just 24 to 48 hours in the coming days. “Little Dougie”, as the plant has been christened is expected to bloom in the next few days and fill the air with the rotting flesh smell the flower has become known for across the nation; “Little Dougie” is flowering for the first time after being given to Orange Coast College in 2006 and is expected to flower for the first time in its life, the flower should then flower every three to five years. Learn more about Orange Coast College: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/orange-coast-college-20116 and http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html

The “Corpse Flower” will not only give visitors to the Orange College Administrative Building the chance to view a flower highlighted by a magenta series of petals opening around a tall spadix that creates a unique look.

Access to the Orange Coast College site for visitors interested in the “Corpse Flower” will be available each day until 6 p.m. with a donation of $3 to those who are looking to view the flower in its glory; after blooming the “Corpse Flower” is open for just 24 to 48 hours and will be available for viewing until 10 p.m. each evening.

Orange Coast College is well known for the success the educational institution has achieved over the course of its life from being envisioned in 1947 to the first classes beginning in 1948. The majority of courses are offered over two years in a range of trades based and skilled labor sectors that are joined by a number of courses offering remedial and college transfer courses for students in and around the college campus in California.

In recent years, the school has developed a range of new locations and buildings, including a new library, opened in 2008 and a new Math, Business, and Computer Center that opened in 2015.

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