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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Paeonia brownii Dougl. ex Hook.
Brown's peony, Western Peony
USDA Symbol: pabr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A rather fleshy, bluish-green, leafy plant, usually with several clustered stems, divided leaves, and greenish and reddish-brown globose flowers, 1 hanging at end of each stalk
The genus name comes from Paeon, the physician of Greek gods; northwestern Indians made tea from the roots to treat lung ailments.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Dark Green Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY Native Distribution:
Eastern Washington; south through the northern two thirds of California; east to Utah, western Wyoming, and Idaho. Native Habitat:
Chaparral, sagebrush, and pine forests. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff