Corpse Flower

This week is a very special week for Orange Coast College. They are holding a viewing of a plant called Amorphophallus titanum. This particular flower blooms for the first time after a decade. It lets off a odor when it blooms that smells like something died, which is how it got the name of Corpse flower.

This magnificent flower after blooming for the first time will bloom every 3 to 5 years. Orange Coast Collage pollinates this flower by hand due to the specific insects that are not in the state. OCC is encouraging a $3 donation to help with horticulture program. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

OCC had a flower just like what they are showing this week, but they kept it in the campus greenhouse. When the plant bloomed the odor was so strong that they had to turn fans on and the smell lasted about 4 to 5 hours.

Orange Coast Collage first opened their doors in 1948 and was built on 243 acre land. This college is the third largest college in Orange County.

It was build to provide non-expensive classes for particular courses and to provide lower grade transferable classes for Universities. OCC was donated an island that they used for research and summer classes.

After using the island for five years the board of directors decided to sell the island due. OCC is ranked 65 out of all colleges in the United States, and is one of the top transfer colleges in the county. There is 24,783 enrolled and about 16,384 are students that are undergrads looking for a degree.