What is this stinky flower?

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This odd plant has sprouted up and produced a very odoriferous flower that attracts flies and smells really bad like something dead and rotten. We may have seen it once upon a time in our backyard like over 30 years ago, but would like to permanently get rid of it once and for all. Its coloration is similar to a Corpse flower but not in shape or size. Anyone have any ideas as to its identification?

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Red Creek May 03, 2022 10:10 AM
What is this stinky flower?

Voodoo Lily ((DRACUNCULUS VULGARIS)). Interesting name! More info here: https://www.gardeningchannel.com/stinky-plants-that-smell-bad/#:~:text=Stinking%20Corpse%20Lily%20(Rafflesia%20arnoldii,torso%20of%20a%20human%20body.

Lucky 777 May 03, 2022 10:51 AM
What is this stinky flower?

I'd be happy to come and take any of them out of your yard, I have several and delight in their luscious purple every year.

a-1651606656 May 03, 2022 12:37 PM
What is this stinky flower?

Don't get rid of it! I'm sure a number of people would be thrilled to take it off your hands. If I had a green thumb, I would...

a-1651638433 May 03, 2022 09:27 PM
What is this stinky flower?

Wonderful, thanks for sharing! (I think my mother the gardener had one long ago.)

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