Century plant in Kure Beach

KURE BEACH -- An interesting plant is drawing crowds in Kure Beach.

A Century Plant is growing in front of the Seven Seas Inn.

It blooms only once in its lifetime and then dies.

Despite the name, that lifetime is about 25 years.

The plant is usually found in the southwest region of the United States, but several are actually growing in front of the motel.

Click here, to see a chronological photo segment of a Century Plant at Kure Beach before it bloomed, submitted by Alene Hinson.