ALAMEDA, Calif. [AP] – Residents of a San Francisco Bay Area city gathered around an abandoned art deco gas station to catch a whiff of a corpse flower — aptly named for the stench it emits upon blooming.
It’s owner, Solom Leyva, who owns a nursery in Alameda and deals in rare plants, decided to share the flower with his neighbors. He began seeing a lot of interest when he started posting on social media about his amorphophallus titanum. He decided to wheel is out on Monday, where subsequently, a line stretched down the block for most of the day.
“I grabbed my wagon, went down...