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East Lansing  

Sundial 384
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
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Location:
  • Michigan 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University
 
Description:
  • This garden analemmatic dial uses plants to mark time with plants selected to demonstrate bio-rhythms by their daily opening and closing at different times. Four-o'clocks are planted at the 4 block. Magic evening primroses 'Tina James' encircle the area. Flowers open in 15 seconds to the sunlight, quite a spectacular sight! Also planted here are: Evening Primroses, Portulaca 'Sundial', Coreopsis 'Sunray', Morning Glory, Thyme, Four-O'clock, and Moonvine.

    Children cast their shadow to tell the time. Step between the blocks of the current month, raise your right hand, and your shadow tells the time. The analemmatic dial is set up for daylight saving time.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Michigan State University
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  • Construction Date: Mar-00