Paeonia brownii Douglas ex Hook.
Brown's peony, Western Peony
Paeoniaceae (Peony Family)
USDA Symbol: pabr
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Paeonia brownii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Paeonia brownii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff