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Just follow your nose: That’s how scientists discovered a stinky new species of orchid. Dubbed the Yosemite bog-orchid, it grows in wet meadows of its namesake national park and smells like sweaty feet.

The small flowers aren’t much to look at, but orchid experts are flocking to Yosemite to see (and sniff) the rare blooms. Park officials are mum about where to find the orchid, out of concern that it will be trampled by a curious but careless public.—Dawn Stover

(Image: The Seattle Times)

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