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mani nair

Jul 5, 2010, 1:36:15 AM7/5/10
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Dear friends,

Sending a photo of the flower for identification.



 9th June 2009     9.00 a.m.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-


 Lidder Valley, Pahalgam, Kashmir

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-



Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- 





1 mtr.

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size




Inflorescence Type/ Size-



Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts




Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-



Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-



 Rose like fragrance.



Gurcharan Singh

Jul 5, 2010, 1:40:17 AM7/5/10
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Paeonia officinalis

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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nabha meghani

Jul 5, 2010, 6:30:18 AM7/5/10
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German name Pfingstrose because it flowers in may / june, at the time of Pfingston a christian religious day (in may / June)
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.[3]
Mani ji,
i have this plant in my garden since two years, not flowering yet. Info for you, just in case you want to plant it too.

mani nair

Jul 5, 2010, 7:07:05 AM7/5/10
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Thanks Singh ji and Nalini ji for the flower identification.  I think this is a cooler growing plant , so Naliniji no plan,as Mumbai is very hot for it.



tanay bose

Jul 5, 2010, 8:13:53 AM7/5/10
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Dear All,

Peony root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries. Peony flowers are also used medicinally, for example, in cough syrups and in herbal teas. In combination with other herbs, peony has been used to treat a wide variety of health conditions, including menstrual problems, kidney problems, pulmonary heart disease, uterine fibroids, and pneumonia. Peony has been applied to the skin to prevent wrinkles and has been taken by mouth to treat pulmonary heart disease and liver problems caused by chronic hepatitis. There is good scientific evidence of an effect of peony in the treatment of pulmonary heart disease. There is also a growing body of research on TCM formulas containing peony for women's health conditions including menstrual problems, uterine fibroids, hormone regulation, and heart disease prevention. Higher quality studies are needed before a firm recommendation can be made.





Tanay Bose
+91(033) 25550676 (Resi)

mani nair

Jul 5, 2010, 8:18:37 AM7/5/10
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Thanks Tanay ji for the valuable info.


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