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paeonia officinalis


paeonia officinalis
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Copyright: Gianfranco Mattu (Gianfr71) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 4 N: 19] (211)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 28-70 F/2.8 EX
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 8:41
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Points: 4
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Wild peony (Paeonia officinalis) - Family Peoniacee
It is a perennial grassy plant, tall up to 60 cm. It has a preference for the slant of the rocky mountains, where introduces him in small groups. Numerous they are the ornamental cultivations of this plant, you select for the variety of the colors and for the wealth of the flowering. The name derives from the Greek physician Paeon, that employed it to recover a wound of Pluto. In imperial China it was symbol of glory and in nearer times to us it made part of the magic arsenal of magicians and wizards. she is characterized by a strong and I lavish rhizome fusiforme, smooth and erect stems with an only great flower to the summit, of red-crimson color in the spontaneous variety, of pleasant odor and to appearance between May and June.
Employed once for the production of syrups against the asthma and the cough, the peony it is a poisonous plant if you depart of it you/they are ingested.
The symptoms consist in nausea, vomit and abdominal pains, congestion of the pelvic organs and weakness. she can provoke the abortion in the pregnant women.

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To maurizio50: ciao maurizioGianfr71 1 05-09 09:58
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Ciao Gianfranco, non dirmi che le peonie sono già fiorite in Sardegna.
Io sto aspettando quelle delle nostre Prealpi e con il tempo che fa mi sa che dovrò aspettare ancora un paio di mesi.
Bei colori e bella inquadratura.
Maurizio

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  • renato (98)
  • [2006-05-11 2:34]

Ciao gianfranco, bella composizione, di un colore insolito per me, anche dove vivo io sono fiorite da un pezzo, spero di pubblicare una foto asap

ciao, renato

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