Chinese peony

Paeonia lactiflora

  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese peony
  • Flower name
    Chinese peony
  • Scientific name
    Paeonia lactiflora
  • Alias芍薬, ぺオニア・ラクティフロラ, Chinese peony, common garden peony
  • Place of originTibet to Korean peninsula
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June
  • Language of flowersCleanliness

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.


  • Eye
    Saxifragales
  • Family
    Paeoniaceae
  • Genus
    Paeonia
  • Species
    P. lactiflora
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    Twice 3 times pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typePerennial grasses
  • Flower colorsPink White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 90.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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