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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Ari Novy
A box of dead rabbits left to bake in the Florida sun. That's the best description Ari Novy of the U.S. Botanic Garden said he's heard for the pungent odor produced by the titan arum, a behemoth of a plant world-renowned for its selective blooming, its size and its stench.
"It's the panda of the plant world and the rock star of the botanic community," Mr. Novy said. "It's got all the elements of excitement: It's one of the largest plants, one of the smelliest, and is very exotic."
Mr. Novy said the plant can appear as though it's going to bloom but that the signs can turn out to be a false alarm.