Paeonia fischeri Hort

type: [herbaceous peony] – [species] – [synonym]

accepted name (2005):

Paeinia anomala




11. P. anomala. Linn., Mant., 247 ; Anders., Mon. No. 3 ; Bot. Mag., t. 1754 ; Andr., Bot. Rep., t. 314 ; Ledeb., Fl. Ross., i., 74. P. intermedia, C. A. Meyer, in Led.. Fl. Alt., ii., 377; Led., Fl. Ross.. i., 74. P. Fischeri, Hort.—Root-tubers large and fusiform ; stolons none. Stem as tall as in officinalis, glabrous, always 1-headed. Leaves 10—12, cut into numerous confluent lanceolate acute segments ¼ 1/3 inch broad, 1 ½ 2 inches long, 30—40 to the lower leaves, dark green above, pale green below, glabrous on both surfaces. Flower solitary, with the outer sepals produced into long, often compound leafy points. Corolla bright crimson, 4 inches in diameter, with about eight obovate or oblong petals 1 — 1 ½ inch broad. Stamens 1/6 – 1/4 inch long. Follicles about three, ovoid, 1 inch long, 1/2 inch in diameter, arcuate, tomentose or glabrous. Occurs as a wild plant in Europe, sparingly in Lapland, and in Asia it is spread all through the western half of Siberia, especially in the Ural and Altai ranges of mountains, and round Lake Baikal. It is a well marked type, midway between P. tenuifolia and P. officinalis, and is common in English collections, but there are two varieties—one with hairy and one with naked follicles, so that it has just as good a right to be classified in the former section as here.

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