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Peregrina Peony

Paeonia peregrina     Fr: Pivoine de montagne

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This very rare variety can be distinguished from the more widespread P. officinalis by its cupped flowers . The species is heavily protected by law in its isolated sites in Southern France - so NO digging or picking!

Flowers. May-June

Flower. Similar to P. officinalis except the petals are deeply cup shaped.

Leaves. Has 17-30 narrow leaflets, sometimes partly divided, with tiny bristles along the main veins above, hairy beneath.

Habitat. Bushy areas and grassy scrub; very rare in France.

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