Jack Go To Bed at Noon

Do you ever wonder why some plants have the strangest names? There’s this interesting plant I keep seeing in the meadow behind the school. And it turns out it has a very strange name.

Jack Go to Bed at Noon

Jack Go to Bed at Noon

In my research to find out what I had photographed in the field, I found the name: Jack Go To Bed at Noon. The reason it’s called that is that this flower closes itself at noon, except on cloudy days. It does go by another name as well: Meadow Goatsbeard.

Jack Go To Bead At Noon Open

Jack Go To Bead At Noon at Seed Stage

The reason for that name is because when the flower goes to seed it apparently reminded someone of a goat’s beard. Can you think of a strange name from a flower you’ve come across? Let me know in the comments.

Robin

Robin

As I headed home a robin came to bid me farewell. Well, that’s what I like to think it did. 😀