Corpse flowers, ethereal and otherworldly, bloom in Alabama's woods | al.com

Excerpt from Ben Raines, al.com: Corpse flowers, ethereal and otherworldly, bloom in Alabama's woods | al.com: Also known as ghost plants and ice flowers, the plants have none of the green chlorophyll that courses through the veins of almost every other plant growing on Earth. Plants use the chlorophyll in their leaves to turn sunlight into glucose, which fuels the plant.

.....The delicate and ethereal flowers have emerged in Alabama woods in the last few weeks. Look for them in places with a thick canopy above and few green plants growing close to the ground. Though they are few and far between, when you find one, you’ll often find several more growing within 20 or 30 feet. 

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