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Eschscholtzia   Listen
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Eschscholtzia  n.  (Bot.) A genus of papaveraceous plants, found in California and upon the west coast of North America, some species of which produce beautiful yellow, orange, rose-colored, or white flowers; the California poppy.






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"Eschscholtzia" Quotes from Famous Books



... is of a bright orange colour; and I pause for a bewildered five minutes, wondering if a celandine is a poppy, and how many petals it has: going on again—because I must, without making up my mind, on either question—I am told to "observe the floral receptacle of the Californian genus Eschscholtzia." Now I can't observe anything of the sort, and I don't want to; and I wish California and all that's in it were at the deepest bottom of the Pacific. Next I am told to compare the poppy and waterlily; and I can't do that, neither—though I should like to; and there's the end of the article; and ...
— Proserpina, Volume 1 - Studies Of Wayside Flowers • John Ruskin



Words linked to "Eschscholtzia" :   Eschscholtzia californica, poppy family, family Papaveraceae, genus Eschscholtzia, dilleniid dicot genus



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