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Peony

Paeonia

Description:

The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower (Wikipedia).

Habitat:

Landscape area next to the Town of Corte Madera, CA.

Notes:

In China the fallen petals are parboiled and sweetened as a tea-time delicacy. Peony water was used for drinking in the middle ages. Add peony petals to your summer salad or try floating in punches and lemonades.

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2 Comments

misako
misako 7 years ago

Thank you monkey-mind and nana-puppet! I thought it might be, but was not certain.

ah! that seems to be a poenia sp. a beauty by the way!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Corte Madera, California, USA

Lat: 37.93, Long: -122.53

Spotted on May 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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