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What are some white flowers that only bloom at night?

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Evening primroses, fragrant columbines, moonflowers and angel's trumpets are all examples of white flowers that bloom at night. Many night-blooming flowers have white or light-colored blossoms and strong fragrances. These flowers are typically pollinated by nectar-drinking moths that are attracted by scent.

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Plants that flower at night are able to benefit from cooler temperatures. The blossoms of night-blooming plants are less likely to dry out or suffer a loss of nectar due to evaporation. Night-blooming flowers have more specialized and distinctive blossoms because they rely on fewer pollinators than day-blooming plants. Night-blooming flowers are more commonly found in warmer climates.

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