schizanthus(redirected from poor mans orchid)
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(Plants) any plant of the Chilean annual genus Schizanthus, some species of which are grown as pot or garden plants for their showy red, white, or yellow orchid-like flowers: family Solanaceae. Sometimes called: poor man's orchid
[New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)]