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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.



'The Queen of the Night' only flowers one day per year.


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