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Paeonia officinalis (common peony)

Wikipedia Abstract

Paeonia officinalis, the common peony, garden peony or , is a species of flowering plant in the family Paeoniaceae, native to France, Switzerland and Italy. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 60–70 cm (24–28 in) tall and wide, with leaves divided into 9 leaflets, and bowl-shaped deep pink or deep red flowers, 10–13 cm (4–5 in) in diameter, in late spring (May in the Northern Hemisphere). The cultivar 'Rubra Plena' (deep crimson double flowered) has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Height [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Width [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  The entire plant is poisonous if taken in large doses;
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Garda Bresciano 53192 Italy  
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  
Montesinho/Nogueira 266900 Portugal  
Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori 3207 Italy  
Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche 121015 Italy  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom


Minimelanolocus rousselianus[4]
Papaipema cataphracta (burdock borer)[5]
Trichius fasciatus (Bee Chafer)[6]


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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