- Vespertine (biology)
Vespertine is a term used in the life sciences to indicate something of, relating to, or occurring in the evening. In
botany, a vespertine floweris one which opens or blooms in the evening, while in zoology, it describes a creature that becomes active in the evening, as bats and owls. Vespertine animals are frequently described as "nocturnal", although this usage is not strictly correct. (See also " crepuscular.") Etymologically it is derived from the Latin word "vesper" meaning evening. A synonym for vespertine both in botany and zoology is "crepuscular", although strictly speaking "crepuscular" refers to both early morning and early evening.
List of common vespertine flowers
*Angel's trumpet ("
Woodland Tobacco("Nicotiana sylvestris")
Jasmine Tobacco("Nicotiana alata")
Night-scented stock("Matthiola bicornis")
Single white petunias
*Devil's trumpet ("
*Moonflower ("Impomoea alba")
*Silene or catchflies ("Silene nutans")
*Silene or catchflies ("Silene noctiflora")
*Silene or catchflies ("Silene vespertina")
*Vesper campion ("Lychnis vespertina")
*Evening primrose ("Oenothera caespitosa")
*Evening primrose ("Oenothera acaulis")
*Evening primrose ("
*Evening primrose ("Oenothera californica")
*Evening primrose ("Oenothera brachycarpa")
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