standing cypress

noun

Definition of standing cypress

  1. :  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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