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Herbaceous Peonies : The peony plant belongs to the lone genus, Paeonia, of the family Paeoniaceae.  Despite their lack of close relatives, peonies occupy a wide geographical range.  Wikipedia says in that regard that "They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America."  Native species number in the several dozens, but the popularity of the genus has lead to the development of a large number of hybrids.

Most of the cultivated varieties seen in U.S. gardens and arboretums are the herbaceous type, P. lactiflora.  In southeast Michigan, where I live, they bloom from late May through early June (or earlier if the weather is warmer.

Peonies are often classified by flower type (descriptive of petal number and arrangement).  Wikipedia lists the following types.  Refer to their article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paeonies) for examples of each type:  (1) Single, (2) Japanese, (3) Anemone, (4) Semi-double, (5) Double, and (6) Bomb-Double.  For a good illustrated discussion of the various types, see here:  http://www.peonies.org/flower_types.html .  I have no proficiency in discriminating among these types, and typically I won't attempt to ascribe a type to any of the flowers I photograph unless that information is available on a plant tag, or online for varieties that are named on plant tags.

As of June 2014, I have split my collection of peony photos into galleries for herbaceous (seen here) and woody (tree peony) types, seen here: http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Nature/Flowers-Single-Varieties/Tree-Peonies/41491257_69B592 .

Herbaceous Peonies

arctangent

The peony plant belongs to the lone genus, Paeonia, of the family Paeo ...

Updated: Jun 19, 2014 2:38am PST

Mostly Flowers : These are all taken in my yard.  I planted a butterfly garden in the Spring of 2007 and greatly enjoy photographing the flowers and the butterfies.

Mostly Flowers

mainerock

These are all taken in my yard. I planted a butterfly garden in the S ...

Updated: Jun 17, 2014 7:15pm PST

Flower Portraits / Macro : 花ーマクロ

Flower Portraits / Macro

Mika Sato

花ーマクロ

Updated: Jun 17, 2014 6:24pm PST

Wild Flower :

Wild Flower

kjakes1

Updated: Jun 16, 2014 7:32am PST

Flowers and Botanical : Flowers and Botanical

Flowers and Botanical

TheWorldTourist

Flowers and Botanical

Updated: Jun 16, 2014 12:51am PST

Australia Native Flowers : Australian native flowers.

Australia Native Flowers

TheWorldTourist

Australian native flowers.

Updated: Jun 16, 2014 12:40am PST

The Garden : The secret garden. These photos where taken in different places mostly in the spring/summer time. I wanted to make the gallery look like a garden where you could go to get away from it all and be with the LORD. This gallery also features a good range of different flowers.

The Garden

Terifical-photograhy

The secret garden. These photos where taken in different places mostly ...

Updated: Jun 15, 2014 5:30pm PST

Wisley Gardens RHS :

Wisley Gardens RHS

Peter and Kay

Updated: Jun 15, 2014 1:21pm PST

Sauk Centre Visit : Pics of the city and park..http://travel.goodnewsminnesota.info/stearns.saukcentre.html

Sauk Centre Visit

salphotobiz

Pics of the city and park. http://travel.goodnewsminnesota.info/stearn ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2014 7:44pm PST

Oak-Zinnia : If I have incorrectly identified any of these flowers then please leave a "COMMENT" with the correct name.

Oak-Zinnia

Rick Willis

If I have incorrectly identified any of these flowers then please leav ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2014 6:27pm PST