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Flora’s Dial

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A dial formed by flowers which open or close at stated hours.

I. Dial of flowers which open—

(a) The first twelve hours.

A.M.

Opens.

1.

(Scandinavian Sowthistic closes.)

2.

Yellow Goat’s-beard.

3.

Common Ox-tongue.

4.

Hawkweed; Late-flowering Dandelion; and Wild Succory.

5.

White Water-lily; Naked-stalked Poppy; and Smooth Sowthistle.

6.

Shrubby Hawkweed and Spotted Cat’s-ears.

7.

White Water-lily; Garden Lettuce: and African Marigold.

8.

Scarlet Pimpernel; Mouse-ear Hawkweed: and Proliferous Pink.

9.

Field Marigold.

10.

Red Sandwort.

11.

Star of Bethlehem.

Noon.

Ice Plant.

       

(b) The second twelve hours.

P.M.

Opens.

1.

Common Purslane.

2.

(Purple Sandwort closes.)

3.

(Dandelion closes.)

4.

(White Spiderwort closes.)

5.

Julap.

6.

Dark Crane’s-bill.

7.

(Naked-stalked Poppy closes.)

8.

(Orange Day-lily closes.)

9.

Cactus Opuntia.

10.

Purple Bindweed.

11.

Night-blooming Catch-fly.

Midnight.

(Late-flowering Dandelion closes.)

II. Dial of closing flowers—


(a) The first twelve hours.

A.M.

Closes.

1.

Scandinavian Sowthistle.

2.

(Yellow Goat’s-beard opens.)

3.

(Common Oxtongue opens).

4.

(Wild Succory opens.)

5.

(Several Sowthistles open.)

6.

(Spotted Cat’s-ear opens.)

7.

Night-flowering Catch-fly.

8.

Evening Primrose.

9.

Purple Bindweed.

10.

Yellow Goat’s-beard.

11.

Bethlehem Star (la dame dʹonze heures).

Noon.

Field Sowthistle.


(b) The second twelve hours.

P.M.

Closes.

1.

Red or Proliferous Pink.

2.

Purple Sandwort.

3.

Dandelion or Field Marigold.

4.

White Spadewort and Field Bindwort.

5.

Common Cat’s-ears.

6.

White Water-lily.

7.

Naked-stalked Poppy.

8.

Orange Day-lily and Wild Succory.

9.

Convolvulus Linnæʹus and Chickweed.

10.

Common Nipple-wort.

11.

Smooth Sowthistle.

Midnight.

Creeping Mallow and Late Dandelion.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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