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''Paeonia lactiflora'' is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Paeoniaceae, native to central and eastern Asia from eastern Tibet across northern China to eastern Siberia. It is 50–70 cm tall and broad, with 9-lobed leaves 20–40 cm long. The flower buds appear in late spring . They are large and round, opening into fragrant, cup- or bowl-shaped flowers 8–16 cm in diameter, with 5-10 white, pink, or crimson petals and yellow stamens.

Similar species: Saxifragales
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 5, 2015. Captured Jun 25, 2014 05:39 in 36 Hinkle Road, Washington, CT 06793, USA.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/3.5
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO100
  • 18mm