compass plant

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So it’s not exactly gingham, but the windows of Wilson Hall in the background do look like they were cut from gingham cloth or, perhaps, were made to look like the weave of a basket.

These yellow flowers, which can be seen off Pine Street, are compass plants, so named because their basal leaves orient themselves in a north-to-south direction to avoid the direct rays of the midday sun.