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± 30 species: Eurasia, 2 species in western United States. (Greek: Paeon, physician to the gods)

Key to Paeonia

1. Petals ± round, < inner sepals, maroon to bronze, margins ± yellow or ± green; leaf segment tips generally obtuse or rounded; stem 20–40 cm; leaves generally 5–8 per stem, glaucous, especially abaxially ..... P. brownii

1' Petals elliptic, > inner sepals, black-red, margins pink to red; leaf segment tips generally long-acute; stem 35–75 cm; leaves generally 7–12 per stem, paler green but not strongly glaucous abaxially ..... P. californica


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