Phil the rare corpse lily has finally bloomed at CSULB

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

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.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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