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Peony - Japanese form 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.<br />
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Peony blooms range from simple blossoms, with only a few petals, to complex clusters with petals packed in multiple layers. Peony flower shapes are usually assigned to one of four major groups: single, semi-double, Japanese, and double (which is probably the most popular peony flower shape). Geotagged,Japanese form,United States,peony,petaloid stamen Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Peony - Japanese form

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.

Peony blooms range from simple blossoms, with only a few petals, to complex clusters with petals packed in multiple layers. Peony flower shapes are usually assigned to one of four major groups: single, semi-double, Japanese, and double (which is probably the most popular peony flower shape).

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Uploaded Nov 12, 2014. Captured May 10, 2013 14:02 in 101 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114, USA.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/5.6
  • 10/5000s
  • 70mm