Paper Flower Meaning
Example: Used other than as an idiom: see paper,â€Ž flower.
He was wearing a red paper flower in his lapel.
A plant, Bougainvillea glabra, and its flower head, so called for the papery bracts.
2000, IKA SALEHI MOHAMMAD; M TAGHIZADEH, â€œHERBACEOUS HOST RANGE OF UME WITCHES" BROOM PHYTOPLASMA IN IRANâ€, Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology:
prosopis (syrian mesquite), sugarbeet, camelthorn, pigweed, potato, hemp, physalis, pepper, chrysanthemum, sesame, marigold, paper-flower, Mirabilis , carrot ...
2002, WJ Steyn; SJE Wand, DM Holcroft, G Jacobs, â€œAnthocyanins in vegetative tissues: a proposed unified function in photoprotectionâ€, New Phytologist:
Families within the order Centrospermae, including taxa like prickly pear (Opuntia sp.) and paper flower (Bougainvillea sp.), display transient red coloration
2002, R Schoellhorn; E Alvarez, Warm climate production guidelines for bougainvillea:
Introduction / Common Name: Bougainvillea, Paper Flower / Scientific Name: Bougainvillea glabra / Family: Nyctaginaceae
A plant, the peach-leaved bellflower, Campanula persicifolia, and its flower.
1826, Thomas Hood, â€œThe Winter Nosegayâ€, in Whims and oddities: in prose and verse, with forty original designsâ€Ž, page 67:
There is my Quaker Aunt, A Paper-Flower, â€” with a formal border / No breeze could e'er disorder, â€” Pouting at that old beauâ€”the Winter Cherry, / A pucker'd berry; / And Box, like a tough-liv'd annuitant
A plant, Psilostrophe cooperi, and its flower.
1990, TMC Robert; CP Szpak, RJ Deslippe, â€œExperimental assessment of factors affecting the distribution of adult female tree lizardsâ€, Oikos:
Between sites, small shrubs (zinnia, Zinnia pumila; paper flower, Psilostrophe cooperi) predominate.