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Shirley poppy

a cultivated strain of the corn poppy, having variously colored single or double flowers.
Origin of Shirley poppy
1885-90; after a subspecies selected and named by William Wilks (1843-1923), English horticulturist, of Shirley vicarage, Croydon, Surrey Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Shirley poppy makes a brave show about the last of July, but after that it soon dies.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford

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