Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Linnaeus' Clock

reviewing my botany ^ i came across several interesting things ^ one that really stuck on my mind and i searched for a picture in the net (because its very interesting) is about a horologium florae or a flower sundial thought of by Carolus Linnaeus ^ father of taxonomy ^ he noticed that several flowers opened and closed at different times of the day so he arranged them outside his house so that it could serve as a clock ^ wonderful right ^ and you may say he's very persistent ^ it must have taken him months to observe if the plants did keep to their schedule

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