The Corpse Flower Web Cam

"Each day of careful tending and feeding has led up to this moment: a brief yet glorious window in which the enormous plant (up to eight feet high) will unfurl, displaying the striking red interior and uncanny scent to which it owes its name."

The New York Botanical Garden's corpse flower is about to bloom, and although they're projecting "a Sunday–Monday (July 24, 25)" event ("[so] we’ll be opening our Conservatory's Palms of the World Gallery to visitors on Monday"), they're also streaming the action live on YouTube.

Here's a look at another corpse flower, "Alice," which bloomed in Chicago last September:

Update, July 26: "The plant is still moving along, but its bloom remains difficult to predict."

Update, July 28: "Our corpse flower (finally) started blooming!"