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Night bloomer stays up

Published Oct. 2, 2005

A queen of the night plant pulled a pleasant surprise last week on Dottie and Russell Woodfield of Floral City: They awoke Wednesday morning to find 20 blooms still open. The trumpet-shaped flowers on the night-blooming plant remained relatively large when the above photo, with Mrs. Woodfield, was taken about noon. "We've had as many as eight before," Mrs. Woodfield says, "but never anything like this."