painted cup


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painted cup

In′dian paint′brush


n.
any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, figwort family, with brightly colored, petallike bracts.
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Noun1.painted cup - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bractspainted cup - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Castilleia, Castilleja, genus Castilleia, genus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
Castilleja chromosa, desert paintbrush - most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
Castilleja miniata, giant red paintbrush - wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
Castilleja sessiliflora, great plains paintbrush - hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico
Castilleja sulphurea, sulfur paintbrush - plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale yellow flowers
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Look out for an array of Swansea pottery and porcelain including a William Pollard painted cup and saucer and a pearlware bowl painted with flowers bought from Sothebys in 1996.
But they are taxing and methodical in their demands on trees, and maintain so many feeding stations they don't appear to mind the humbled hummingbirds' freeloading until the trumpet creeper, the morningglory, bee balm, honeysuckle, painted cup, Turk's-cap lily, jewelweed and other favorite hummer flowers bloom.
But more importantly, I want everyone to own something unique and lovely for a few pounds, like these hand painted cups for instance.