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Marybuds

The flower of the marigold (q.v.). Like many other flowers, they open at daybreak and close at sunset.

And winking marybuds begin
To ope their golden eyes.

Shakespeare: Cymbeline, ii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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