A rare "Corpse Flower" is about to bloom at The Ohio State University, 10TV News reported Thursday.
The flower, known as the Titan Arum, is rare in the wild. Fewer than 40 U.S. institutions, including 18 universities, have bloomed the Titan since its introduction to the United States in 1937.
This year's flower is named Jesse, for Jesse Owens. The flower is the sibling of last year's bloom, Woody, named after Woody Hayes.
More than 5,000 people lined up in April 2011 to see and smell the "Corpse Flower" at the Biological Sciences Greenhouse.
Jesse is expected to bloom next week.
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