AskDefine | Define creamcups

Dictionary Definition

creamcups n : California plant with small pale yellow flowers [syn: Platystemon californicus]

Extensive Definition

Platystemon californicus (Creamcups) is an ornamental plant in the Papaveraceae family. It grows wild throughout the American southwest, and especially on the Pacific Coast. It is a common, hardy flower which can grow in lightly landscaped and recently burned areas.
Platystemon californicus is the only species in the monotypic genus Platystemon.

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