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Flowers that retire at night exhibit a behavior called Nyctinasty; the rhythmic movement of plants in response to the onset of darkness. 
A lot of scientists are unsure of why this phenomenon occurs, but many have theorized that nyctinastic plants are protecting their gametes (their pollen and eggs) from night-time predatory insects. 
These nyctinastic plants open at daytime as pollinating insects work during light hours. 
Sources: Science Science GIF 

Flowers that retire at night exhibit a behavior called Nyctinasty; the rhythmic movement of plants in response to the onset of darkness.

A lot of scientists are unsure of why this phenomenon occurs, but many have theorized that nyctinastic plants are protecting their gametes (their pollen and eggs) from night-time predatory insects.

These nyctinastic plants open at daytime as pollinating insects work during light hours. 

Sources: Science Science GIF 

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