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Nightblooming cereus flowers, referring to flowering cacti that bloom at night, have a short lifespan and almost always are large, white and very fragrant.

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Deb Babcock: Keep time with the flower clock

A couple of weeks ago, the beautiful composition called “L’horloge de flore” (A Musical Flower Clock) by French composer Jean Françaix was on my car radio. It made me curious about flower clocks and Carl Linnaeus and Françaix.

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