matilija poppy

ma·​til·​i·​ja poppy | \ məˈtilēˌhä-\

Definition of matilija poppy

: a tall branching subshrub (Romneya coulteri) of California and Mexico that is sometimes cultivated in mild climates for its silvery-blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers with yellow centers

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History and Etymology for matilija poppy

Matilija Canyon, Ventura county, California

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