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peony

(pē`ənē), any plant of the genus Paeonia of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercupbuttercup
or crowfoot,
common name for the Ranunculaceae, a family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs of cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Thought to be one of the most primitive families of dicotyledenous plants, the Ranunculaceae typically have a simple
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 family, although placed in the order Dilleniales as a separate family, the Paeoniaceae, by many modern botanists), mostly Eurasian species popular as garden and florists' flowers. Herbaceous peonies (most varieties of P. lactiflora)—formerly and still sometimes called piney—are hardy, bushy perennials that die back each year. The large, usually spring-blooming, single or double flowers commonly range in shades from red to white. Tree peonies (P. suffruticosa) have a somewhat woody, persistent base and are usually taller than the herbaceous, with more abundant and larger blossoms; they often are very long-lived but are less common in cultivation. Both kinds of peony have long been venerated in their native China and Japan. The peony was formerly regarded as both ornamental and medicinal—the roots were used to prevent convulsions. P. brownii is a species of small peony, not horticulturally important, that is native to the West Coast of North America. Peony is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Ranunculales, family Ranunculaceae.
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peony

Very beautiful cup-shaped flowers, usually pink, white or red with yellow (sometimes white) stamens. Lots of varieties. Bushes can grow to look like small trees 10ft (3m) tall. Add flowers petals to your salad, soup, tea. Used for menstrual cramps, irregularities, emotional nervous conditions. Consult with expert, can be toxic if taken incorrectly.

peony

of Indiana. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 631]

peony

symbol of shyness and timidity. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]

peony

, paeony
1. any of various ranunculaceous shrubs and plants of the genus Paeonia, of Eurasia and North America, having large pink, red, white, or yellow flowers
2. the flower of any of these plants
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Peonies are among the longest-lived perennials in the flower garden, and those you plant today may easily be enjoyed by your grandchildren.
Depending on the species and cultivar, peonies will bloom from late spring to early summer.
Mellow yellow: golden, lemon-Paeonia Bartzella wonderful addition the most commonly any colourful planted peonies are the herbaceous varieties, with beautiful bowl-shaped silky flowers, which die down over winter and then you see their fat red buds poking through the soil in spring.
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The most commonly planted peonies are the herbaceous varieties, with beautiful bowlshaped silky flowers, which die down over winter and then you see their fat red buds poking through the soil in spring.
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In the early days of dating Prince Harry, she posted a picture of a beautiful pink and white spray of peonies on Instagram, with the caption: 'Swooning Over These.
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