'Nyctophile' and 'Scotophile', too, mean

"Lover of the night or darkness"

but 'Noctiflorous' wins  as best poetic metaphor.

There are few photos to be found

 of a noctiflorous bloom.

Are these gentle beauties

still winning a slow and ancient peek-a-boo contest?

You find out.  I'll sleep.

 

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