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- n. A biannual plant distributed across Europe and North America, scienitific name Tragopogon pratensis
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It is said to close its sepals at noon, and was therefore called "Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon," but in fact it shuts much earlier, and often does not open at all, and you may pass twenty times and not see it open.
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