The Houston Museum of Natural Science needs your help.
You remember Lois the Corpse Flower, right? Of course you do. Because no one could forget our favorite stinky plant!
Now, as Zac, our horticulturist, will tell you – corpse flowers are tricky beasts. They are rare outside their native Sumatra for a reason. They require constant, skilled care. And, of course, a habitat capable of maintaining jungle-like humidity levels.
As much as the CultureMappers loved their new flower – their lovely offices do not yet boast a greenhouse. So, they donated it to the museum, making theirs a much happier plant – and giving Lois a new roommate.
It’s going to take a lot – of time, and sass – for this little-sister leaf to live up to Leave-Em-Wanting-More Lois.
And there’s just no way for that to happen as long as our newest corpse flower remains nameless.
Lois, as you may know, is named after the mother of Eddie Holik – the former director of the Butterfly Center who acquired her 7 years ago.
We thought we’d give you the honor this time.
Help Us Name Our New Corpse Flower!
To do so, just click the link and leave a comment with your suggestion. You have until July 15 to submit your names. Submit as many as you like, just make sure you include your email address so they can contact you to tell you that you’ve won. Finalists will be posted on July 18, and the winner announced on July 25, a year to the day after Lois bloomed. Good luck!