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 Flora.Florence (The German). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Flora’s Dial.
A dial formed by flowers which open or close at stated hours.   1
   I. Dial of flowers which open—   2
(a) The first twelve hours.
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.
1. Common Purslane.
2.(Purple Sandwort closes.)
3.(Dandelion closes.)
4.(White Spiderwort closes.)
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—   3
(a) The first twelve hours.
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 d’onze heures).
Noon.Field Sowthistle.
(b) The second twelve hours.
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 Linnæ’us and Chickweed.
10.Common Nipple-wort.
11.Smooth Sowthistle.
Midnight.Creeping Mallow and Late Dandelion.

 Flora.Florence (The German). 


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