standing cypress

noun

Definition of standing cypress

: a tall erect biennial or perennial leafy-stemmed herb (Gilia rubra) having the alternate leaves pinnately divided into slender needlelike leaflets and numerous largely scarlet flowers in a terminal panicle and being native to the southern U.S. but escaped from cultivation and naturalized in areas (such as New England) outside its normal range

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“Standing cypress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standing%20cypress. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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