from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Papaverace√¶, occurring in southern California and Mexico. From other papaveraceous genera it is distinguished by the stigmas being united at the base into a ring but free at the top. R. Coulteri, the only species, is the California tree-poppy, or matilija poppy, a tall, somewhat shrubby plant bearing very large white hollyhock-like flowers.

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  • n. one species: matilija poppy


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