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Paeonia obovata / Benibanayamashakuyaku ベニバナヤマシャクヤク

Bloom time: April-June

Paoniaceae /


Species in the genus Paeonia:

Paeonia japonica / Yamashakuyaku
Paeonia obovata / Benibanayamashakuyaku
Paeonia obovata (alba) / Shirobanabenibanayamashakuyaku

Paeonia obovata / Benibanayamashakuyaku ベニバナヤマシャクヤク

Paeonia obovata is a perennial herb of 30- 50 cm in height that inhabits deciduous forest beds in mountainous regions. The leaves, 2 -3, are of alternate phyllotaxis and are biternate leaf compounds. Their bottom sides are pubescent or not; the terminal leaflets are obovate, measuring 7-15cm in length, the margins entire. Branch tips bear single 4-5cm-in-diameter light red-purple to dark red-purple flowers that bloom facing upwards. Pistils are 4-5 in number, and stamens are many; the stigmas are significantly bending. Fruits are follicles and ripen red in the autumn. Seeds are round; viable ones are black or Prussian blue, and unviable ones are red. Bloom time: April-June.




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