Chinese peony

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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden
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    Chinese peony @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Chinese peony
Formal Name
Paeonia lactiflora
Alias
Chinese peony, common garden peony
Habitat
Tibet to Korean peninsula
Morph
Perennial grasses

Comment

What is Chinese peony

Chinese peony or Shakuyaku in Japanese ( Scientific name: Paeonia lactiflora) is a hardy perennial herb of Button family Paeoniaceae native to northern China to northern North Korea. I came to Japan as a traditional Chinese medicine. It is said that the root has a medicinal effect of convergence, antispasmodic and analgesic. A large flower blooms in the stem tip. Many petals are about 10 petals, leaves are compatible with each other in compound leaves. After flowers, fruits made up of 3 to 5 bags of fruits.

Common name: Chinese peony, Scientific name: Paeonia lactiflora, aka: Shakuyaku, Chinese peony, Common garden peony, Place of origin: from Tibet to Korean Peninsula, Plant height: from 50 to 90 cm, flowering period: May to June, flower color: peach · white · yellow · red, flower size: 10 to 15 cm, Medicinal effect: root, astringent, antispasmodic, analgesic.

Detailed information

Order
Saxifragales
Family
Paeoniaceae
Genus
Paeonia
Species
P. lactiflora
Flower language
Cleanliness (Feb 08, May 14, Jul 24)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
Twice ternate pinnate compound leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenBotanic garden
Color
Red, Pink, Yellow, White
Season
AprMayJun
Height
50 ~ 90 [cm]
Diameter
10 ~ 15

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