Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/05/2014


Photo taken on July  2, 2014


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Genus: Paeonia
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Like scoops of strawberry & peach ice-cream

Like scoops of strawberry & peach ice-cream
Came across this beautiful pink Peony growing at the Reader Rock Garden three days ago, on 2 July 2014. It was so hot in my house yesterday, which is probably why this photo made me think of scoops of cooling ice-cream.

"The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40.

The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

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Gerda
Gerda
How lovely and gorgeous! This picture is like a poem!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
LOL! Your title makes this flower all the more pretty!
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Divine shot
Thanks for posting your lovely image Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.