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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2615)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2518)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2127)

      Order: Dilleniales (4)

        Family: Paeoniaceae (4)(family description)

          Genus: Paeonia (4)

            Epithet: officinalis (12)

              Subspecies: microcarpa Nyman

microcarpa => bearing small fruit

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Paeonia officinalis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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