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The Queen of the Night Blooms Only Once a Year

| Flowers , Deeper Japan
The Queen of the Night Blooms Only Once a Year

Visitors gather in Aichi Prefecture, in central Japan, to get a glimpse of a special flower, the "Queen of the Night."

The flowers bloom in the evening once a year between June and July, but withers by morning. The park staff placed the flower in a dark area for a few days so it would blossom during daylight business hours to woo visitors.