Matilija poppy

Matilija poppy

[muh-til-uh-hah]
noun
a tree poppy, Romneya coulteri, of California and Mexico, having thin, paperlike leaves and large, solitary, white flowers.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; 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 
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