The following is an Aug. 27 article from the website of radio station KMUW. The piece talks about WSU's Century Plant, which is in bloom. This plant blooms once every 10 to 30 years.
Thirty-year-old plant wakes up at Wichita State
The 26-year-old agave plant on Wichita State’s campus is now in mid-bloom.
Campus floral supervisor Kari Ossman has kept a close eye on the plant and considers the plant’s blooming a real education.
“The next phase will be to watch it bloom, to measure it, and to kind of watch it after it blooms to see if the plant really does die,” she said.