Paeonia L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 530. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Peony [Greek Paeon, physician to the gods, who supposedly used the plant medicinally]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Paeonia L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000027742. Accessed on: 18 Sep 2021'

General Information

Morphological characters and geographical distribution are the same as those of the family.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    Herbs 20-75[-200+] cm, usually rhizomatous and/or roots notably fleshy or thickened. Leaves (excluding clasping, scalelike structures proximal to leaves proper) mostly 5-12 per shoot. Inflorescences: flowers nodding [erect], sometimes surpassed by foliage or individual flower overtopped by ± leaflike bract. Flowers often fragrant, showy; sepals usually persistent, usually green or purplish; petals dark red to purplish, almost black, or maroon to bronze [pink, red, white, yellow], usually with contrasting margins. Follicles usually ± leathery. Seeds relatively large. x = 5.

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    • 2
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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Stern, F. C. 1946. A Study of the Genus Paeonia. London.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Peony [Greek Paeon, physician to the gods, who supposedly used the plant medicinally]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Paeoniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).