Matilija poppy


Matilija poppy
/meuh til"euh hah'/
a tree poppy, Romneya coulteri, of California and Mexico, having thin, paperlike leaves and large, solitary, white flowers.
[1900-05, Amer.; after the Matilija Canyon, Ventura County, California]

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  • matilija poppy — noun tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers • Syn: ↑California tree poppy, ↑Romneya coulteri • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑Romneya …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matilija Creek — Coordinates: 34°29′06″N 119°18′01″W / 34.485°N 119.30028°W / 34.485; 119.30028 …   Wikipedia

  • Poppy — A poppy is any of a number of showy flowers, typically withone per stem, belonging to the poppy family. They include a number of attractive wildflower species with showy flowers found growing singularly or in large groups; many species are also… …   Wikipedia

  • poppy — poppylike, adj. /pop ee/, n., pl. poppies for 1, 2, 4 7. 1. any plant of the genus Papaver, having showy, usually red flowers. Cf. poppy family. 2. any of several related or similar plants, as the California poppy or the prickly poppy. 3. an… …   Universalium

  • California tree poppy — noun tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers • Syn: ↑matilija poppy, ↑Romneya coulteri • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑Romneya, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • California poppy — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

  • tree poppy — noun evergreen shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico often cultivated for its fragrant golden yellow flowers • Syn: ↑bush poppy • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Dendromecon, ↑genus Dendromecon * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Romneya — Matilija Poppy Matilija poppy flower and flower bud. Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Romneya — n. any shrub of the genus Romneya, bearing poppy like flowers. Etymology: T. Romney Robinson, Brit. astronomer d. 1882 * * * noun one species: matilija poppy • Syn: ↑genus Romneya • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus …   Useful english dictionary


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