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Paeonia caucasica (Schipcz.) Schipcz.
[(P. kavachensis auct.)]

Taprooted plant with thick horizontal rhizome. Stem leafy, 70-100 cm. Leaves biternate, lobes elongate-ovate or elongate-elliptical with greyish wax and short sparse hairs beneath. Flowers large, single, 8-10 cm diam., bright crimson, sometimes pink. Ovary hairy, stigma and stamen filaments crimson. V - early spring to mid autumn. Fl - May. Fr - July-August. P - by fresh seed sown immediately in autumn or by division. Z 4.

Caucasus (western and central regions, Transcaucasus). Clearings in the mountain forests, meadows, from foothills up to subalpine zones.


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