And the New Corpse Flower is...AUDREY!
This time last year, Lois the Corpse Flower was raising a stink - and now, she has a new roommate! Donated by the staff of CultureMap, home to mystery tweeter @CorpzFlowrLois, our newest corpse flower needed a name!
Thousands of suggestions poured into the HMNS blog, and HMNS staff - aided by @CorpzFlowrLois - narrowed it down to our top five favorites. Houstonians had a full week to vote on the final name before it was announced today - the anniversary of Lois' much-anticipated 2010 bloom. After all the votes were in - Audrey was the winner!
Want to learn more about our new little leaf?
See @CorpzFlowrLois's naming thoughts - on CultureMap
VIDEO: Zac introduces our new corpse flower
She's growing fast! See photos on Flickr
Newest Corpse Flower In Search of a Name - on the Houston Chronicle
An update on Lois! VIDEO
Listen in: KUHF Interviews Zac, our horticulturist.