A really stinky flower is blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden — it is the rare corpse flower. The flower began blooming last night and will continue into today. As the name suggests, the plant gives off a rotten smell in the first 24 hours. The rare plants don’t bloom every year. They store energy in a huge underground stem and they can take up to 10 years to bloom. Must take a long time to generate the big stink.