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Photo taken on 23/05/15 near Hartslock, Oxon.

 

This flower is also known as Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon, because it only opens fully on sunny mornings. It flowers from May to August.

 

Photo taken on 4/7/08 near Kensworth Quarry, Beds. This was a cloudy morning, so the flower is not fully open.

 

Photo taken on 14/05/11 near Wigginton, Herts. The insect is a female Thick-kneed Flower Beetle.

 

Photo taken on 4/7/08 near Kensworth Quarry, Beds. This was a cloudy morning, so the flower is not fully open.