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Difference between Floral clock and Horologe of Flora

floral clock

1. a large public clock set out in colorful plants on the ground:

  • One of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions, the Floral Clock is located in West Princes Street Gardens.

2. an arrangement of plants that open or close at certain times:

  • Few of us would want to plant an entire garden as a floral clock.

Horologe of Flora—(also: Horologium Florae) = floral clock 2:

  • Telling time by flowers goes back to the first century and Pliny who devised a “Horologe of Flora.”