Awakened by the sun,
Unclose their shining petals
In crowns of glory.
Or, if you're a flat-footed botanist, they exhibit chasmogamy.
Chasmogamy means their flowers open to allow pollination.
Chasmogamy. I ask you.
Science doesn't have to be so ugly, you know.
Word Not To Use Today: chasmogamy. This word was made up in the 1900s. It comes from the Greek khasma, which means chasm, and gamos, which means marriage.