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Java is the tallest corpse flower to bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. It is pictured here before it bloomed Thursday, May 23. (Anna Schultz/22nd Century Media)
Anna Schultz, Editorial Intern
10:46 am CDT May 24, 2019

Once again, it is an exciting time of the year at the Chicago Botanic Garden as another corpse flower is currently in full bloom.

Floriculturist Tim Pollak predicted weeks ago that the flower will bloom around the start of Memorial Day weekend, when it would produce its infamously putrid stench — and he was correct.