Definitions for calpurnia
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the last wife of Julius Cæsar, daughter of the consul Piso, who, alive to the danger of conspiracy, urged Cæsar to stay at home the day he was assassinated.
Calpurnia is a genus of flowering plants within the family Fabaceae. The genus comprises shrubs or small trees in or along the margin of forests in the eastern parts of South Africa. They shed leaves in winter unless in moist areas, where they are evergreen. They make good garden plants because they are easily raised from seed, flower at two years and withstand frost. The species Calpurnia aurea is also known as Wild Laburnum / Wildegeelkeur. The bright yellow flowers have the typical form of the Fabaceae. They are borne in racemes and flowering can take place over several months. The flowers are visited by carpenter bees, after which the pollintated flowers turn into thin, straw-colored pods. Species include: ⁕Calpurnia aurea ⁕Calpurnia aurea aurea ⁕Calpurnia aurea sylvatica ⁕Calpurnia capensis ⁕Calpurnia glabrata ⁕Calpurnia intrusa ⁕Calpurnia robinioides ⁕Calpurnia sericea ⁕Calpurnia villosa ⁕Calpurnia woodii