matilija poppy


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ma·til·i·ja poppy

 (mə-tĭl′ē-hä′)
n.
A woody perennial plant (Romneya coulteri) of California and Baja California, having large white flowers with yellow centers.

[After Matilija Canyon in southwest California.]
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Noun1.matilija poppy - tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery-blue foliage and large fragrant white flowersmatilija poppy - tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery-blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers
genus Romneya, Romneya - one species: matilija poppy
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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THE MATILIJA POPPY Outsiders tend to view California's ubiquitous chaparral with disdain, using adjectives like "brown" and "drab." To them we say: Look at this poppy.
Native plants Most chapters of the California Native Plant Society have sales this month, prime time for planting natives such as ceanothus and Matilija poppy. Visit cnps.org to find one near you.
More flowers bloom: red paintbrush, orange monkey flower, the eggs-over-easy exuberance that is Matilija poppy. And, above all, ceanothus: frothy blue and white blooms that Californians should treasure the way Virginians do their dogwood and Texans their bluebonnets.
"Mary Elizabeth Parsons [author of the 1897 book The Wild Flowers of California] called the matilija poppy 'the queen of all our flowers,' and I concur," says Mike Evans of Tree of Life, a wholesale nursery in San Juan Capistrano, California.
The inner courtyard garden blooms with more than 200 species of plants, including Matilija poppy, Mexican sage, and wisteria.