The first success! On a steep slope, in large and dense shrubs, some few small plants, mostly with 1-1 stem, already after flowering. Late in the evening, after the disappointing search down below, here on the top of the same mountain, just 800m higher in the altitude, the first wild peony!
Species: Paeonia mairei
Location: N-Sichuan, near Maoxian, Ming-river valley
Size of natural population: scattered in scrub maybe some dozend plants, maybe hundreds
Web Project Paeonia © Dr. Carsten Burkhardt 2006