During the busride to Maerkang we found along the road the first population of Paeonia anomala subsp. veitchii. Very typical with 3 to 4 flowers per stem, light rose coloured flowers, tall plants up to 70 cm.
Species: Paeonia anomala subsp. veitchii
Location: N-W Sichuan, near Maerkang
Size of natural population: scattered in scrub on a steep slope, maybe some dozend plants, maybe hundreds
Web Project Paeonia © Dr. Carsten Burkhardt 2006