CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Botanists at UNC Charlotte's Botanical Garden have been waiting 12 years for the Titan Arum flower to bloom.

The plant, known as the corpse flower, earned its name because when it blooms is smells like rotting meat.

Because it blooms so rarely, people will line up to see and smell it.

UNC Charlotte says it expects at least 2,000 people to view the flower in the short time it's open.

Monitor the plant's progress via live web cam.

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