from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a California evergreen shrub (Carpenteria californica) having glossy opposite leaves and terminal clusters of a few fragrant white flowers.
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- n. California evergreen shrub having glossy opposite leaves and terminal clusters of a few fragrant white flowers
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Though not widely known initially in the United States, carpenteria nonetheless became very popular abroad in Europe and England before re-emerging in the U.S. trade.
Poppies and bush lupine are in full bloom and the carpenteria is expected to show from mid - to late-April, according to Chuck Peck of Sierra Foothill Conservancy.