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Oriental poppy   /ˌɔriˈɛntəl pˈɑpi/   Listen
Oriental poppy

Commonly cultivated Asiatic perennial poppy having stiff heavily haired leaves and bright scarlet or pink to orange flowers.  Synonym: Papaver orientale.

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"Oriental poppy" Quotes from Famous Books

... sky at sunset sometimes puts on such a hue, or a fire at Christmas when it burns red as well as bright. The blossom was dazzling to look upon. It seemed as if there were light in the leaves, like that coloured-lamp of a flower, the Oriental Poppy. Phoebus was not too glorious a name for that dahlia. The Golden-haired Apollo might be proud of such an emblem. It was worthy of the god of day; a very Phoenix of ...
— The Lost Dahlia • Mary Russell Mitford

Words linked to "Oriental poppy" :   Papaver, poppy, genus Papaver

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