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Rafflesia arnoldii the world’s largest flower. Diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It's rare & not easily located, growing once a year, blooming for 5 days. It's nickname is “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. Found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines. Despite its alluring appearance, the plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of waterLauren Warren

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