Paeonia luteayellow tree-paeony
Paeonia lutea

Family: Paeoniaceae

Origin: SW China

Paeonia lutea

Most paeonies (peonies) are herbaceous perennials, but there are three or four woody species from China and Tibet, either shrubs or subshrubs, which are termed 'tree-paeonies'.

Paeonia lutea

Paeonia lutea is a subshrub with deeply cut leathery leaves and handsome yellow flowers. Its original European discoverer was the French Christian missionary Pierre Delavay (1834 - 1895) who sent seeds to Paris in 1887.

Seed capsules of Paeonia lutea
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