Rare Flower Going to Bloom at Orange Coast College
There is a rare flower called the corpse flower. It got its name because of the unpleasant smell it gives off. It is hard to find this flower. However, this week, it is going to bloom at Orange Coast College. A lot of people are expected to show up to see this rare flower blooming.
The flower will be on display starting from ten in the morning. Visitors will be able to stay until ten at night to see the flower. The real name of the flower is the Amorphophallus titanum plant. Another nickname that has been given to the corpse flower at Orange Coast College is the Little Dougie. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://orangecoastcollege.edu/enrollment/admissions/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/Pages/default.aspx
This flower has been at Orange Coast College for over ten years, since 2006. The corpse flower at Orange Coast College is almost five feet tall and weighs around 30 pounds. However, some corpse flowers can weigh up to two hundred pounds.
The corpse flower comes from Sumatra, which is an island near Indonesia. It is endangered. Where does the smell come from? It is caused by beetles. These beetles pollinate inside the flower and move pollen from the male flower to the female flower. This is what causes the awful smell.
However, although the flower smells pretty bad, it is actually very beautiful in appearance, especially when it blooms.
Orange Coast College is a community college. It is based on Orange County, California. It was established in 1948. Around twenty four thousand students attend Orange Coast College each year. It offers two years of studies and provides degrees and certifications on various topics.
Although it is a two-year college and not a four-year college, it still has an active student body with an active student life. There are various clubs and organizations that students take part of. There is also an Associated Student Body.