Paeonia anomala

Paeonia anomala (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Saxifragales
Familia: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia
Species: Paeonia anomala

Subspecies: P. a. subsp. anomala - P. a. subsp. veitchii

Name

Paeonia anomala L.

References

* Mantissa Plantarum. Generum Editionis vi et Specierum Editionis ii. 2:247. 1771
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Paeonia anomala has an immense range of wild habitat, stretching from the Ural Mountains of Russia to the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, then to the Mongolian Gobi Desert and the Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan.

P. anomala bears large red flowers in early summer and much divided foliage. The divided foliage turns orange in the fall, earning the species name "anomala" due to these unusual characteristics.

In garden cultivation, it requires full sun and well drained soil. [1]

Notes

1. ^ Peonies: The Imperial Flower by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall ISBN 0 297 82424 4

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