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Noun1.Paeonia - peonies: herbaceous or shrubby plants having showy flowersPaeonia - peonies: herbaceous or shrubby plants having showy flowers
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Paeoniaceae, Paeoniaceae, peony family - perennial rhizomatous herbs and shrubs; of temperate Europe and North America
paeony, peony - any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers
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Aeneas speared Leiocritus son of Arisbas, a valiant follower of Lycomedes, and Lycomedes was moved with pity as he saw him fall; he therefore went close up, and speared Apisaon son of Hippasus shepherd of his people in the liver under the midriff, so that he died; he had come from fertile Paeonia and was the best man of them all after Asteropaeus.
If you want huge pink fragrant double flowers, try Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt', which is favoured by commercial cut flower producers.
Tablet 1 contained equal parts of extract equivalent to 750 mg of each of the following dry herbs per tablet: Cinnamomum verum (stem bark), Glycyrrhiza glabra (root), Hypericum perforatum (flowering herb), and Paeonia lactiflora (root).
The changes of floral color and pigments composition during the flowering period in Paeonia lactiflora Pall.
Paeonia lactiflora, in animal studies, has demonstrated relaxation of vascular smooth muscle.
The herbal medicine PGD is made from paeonia (Pr) and glycyrrhiza radices (GR) has been used to treat female ovulation disorders [7,8,9].
Other plants to be 'pet aware' of include: Asparagus fern, Begonia, Buxus, Clematis, Cordyline, Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Dahlia, Delphinium, Digitalis (Foxglove), Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Flax, Geranium, Hedera (Ivy), Hosta, Hydrangea, Lillies, Ligustrum (Privet), Lobelia, Lupinus Blue, Marigold, Papaver (Poppy), Paeonia mix, Prunus Rotundifolia (Laurel), Taxus Baccata (Yew), Tomato plant, Verbena, Wisteria As I say, I have never known of a case of a pet becoming ill from ingesting garden plants but a poll of 2,000 cat and dog owners for an insurance firm showed that one in 12 pets has actually eaten poisonous plants or flowers.
Pure white Paeonia Duchesse de Nemours completed the picture with white astrantias, white poppies and sulphuric yellow euphorbia.
Cheery blooms - Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima', above, Wood anemone, below, and Crocosmia Lucifer blooming in an English garden in summer
Moreover, paeonol, a compound extracted from the Paeonia suffruticosa cortex or Paeonia lactiflora root, has been ascribed to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.