Orange Coast College Hosts Rare Flower

Orange Coast College is a community college located in Orange County, CA. The school has been in operations for over 70 years and is one of the largest community colleges in the country. The school currently has a total enrollment of around 25,000 students, many of which are from the Orange County area. The school offers a range of two-year associate degree options, including those in arts and sciences, business, and nursing.


While Orange Coast College is often known for its academics and athletics, it has recently been in the news for a different reason. Over the course of the next week, the school will be hosting a very rare dead corpse flower. The dead corpse flower is a rare type of flower that blooms for only a few days every year. When the blooming commences, it releases a very foul smell that is reminiscent of a corpse.


For the next week, or until the blooming process is over, the Orange Coast College administrative building will be the home of the flower. They will allow visitors to see the flower from 10am to 6pm every day. Once the flower has bloomed, the opening time for the office will be until 10pm.


Guests who wish to see the flower will need to pay a $3 fee to enter the premises. This is not the first time that Orange Coast College has hosted a rare flower. They recently did the same thing in 2014 when they had a dead corpse flower onsite. Due to the popularity of the flower, more than 2,000 people came to see it everyday including students and other interested individuals. Those who are interested in seeing the flower but do not have the ability to come to the school can watch it live on the school’s webcam system.


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