Paeonia peregrina Mill. var. byzantina Anders.

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 12, 266 1818

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

accepted name (2005):

Paeonia peregrina ?

Lynch (1890):

P. peregrina, Mill. (as understood, I believe, by Anderson and Miller).—

Stems about 2 feet high. Leaflets ovate-lanceolate, usually flat.

var. byzantina, Anders.

A smaller plant than arietina. Stem 2 feet high, covered with white hairs. Leaves bitemate, remarkable for pale grass-green colour ; middle leaflet three-lobed, deeply incised or pinnatifid; leaflets more obtuse at the base than those of arietina, rarely decurrent. Calyx glabrous. Seeds oblong. I have not seen a plant that answers this description or to match the specimen in Kew Herbarium.

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