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Corpse flower blooming

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We're in Arizona as the rare Amorphophallus Titanum, better known as the "corpse flower," begins to bloom at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

The flower can take up to 10 years for its first bloom. After that, it blooms every 3 to 4 years. https://abcn.ws/2Hhg2UI

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These are the egg cases of the non-native Chinese praying mantis. Our horticulturists have found them throughout the gardens. Note that they are poofy and can b...e found on almost any plant material. These non-native praying mantises are out of balance in our ecosystem and consume our pollinators, butterflies, and native Carolina mantises in huge numbers.

Our horticulturist says, "There have been times when I have seen a pile of butterfly wings on the ground to find when I looked up a Chinese mantid poised like a sniper on a flowering perennial." Our staff's method of disposal is to smash or burn them.

EDIT: We've added a photo of the native egg case and native adult Carolina mantis for reference!

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