Phil the rare corpse lily has finally bloomed at CSULB • Long Beach Post

Phil the rare corpse lily has finally bloomed inside his nursery at Cal State Long Beach after 10 years of careful cultivation.


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The flower has kept those excited to see him on the edge of their seats since a week and a half ago when news of his imminent bloom was first reported. Since then, the Twitter profile for CSULB’s math and science departments has kept #PhilWatch followers updated on his progress.

Phil will be on display to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. He will be on campus between the HSCI and MLSC buildings. Here is the campus map.

Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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