Definition of Carpenteria californica
1. Noun. California evergreen shrub having glossy opposite leaves and terminal clusters of a few fragrant white flowers.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpenteria Californica
Literary usage of Carpenteria californica
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"carpenteria californica.—A lovely and distinct shrub which lives out-of- doors ... It crept into English gardens without the carpenteria californica in a ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"carpenteria californica (6 to 8 fc-ct ). Raphiolepis umbellata (4 to 6 feet ). Ceratonia Siliqua (8 to 12 feet). ..."
3. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"The specimen was named carpenteria californica in 1851, by John Torrey, professor of botany in Columbia College, who thus honored his friend Dr. Carpenter, ..."
4. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"Among our native California shrubs that have already met with the appreciation due them, I will simply mention carpenteria californica, ..."