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Intersectional Peony

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 May 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A view of the peony that was only a bud as posted on Thursday of last week. Here the petals are beginning to show its many anthers inside.

The unfortunate thing about this type of peony is that it is very short-lived. Within three to four days, the peony can be in bloom and then totally withered away. And if it rains during that time, its life is even shorter. Just like a magnolia tree.

This intersectional peony is a hybrid of the herbaceous peony and tree peony. The tree peony has woody above ground stems that remain throughout the year, much like a small shrub. The leaves, however, are deciduous and fall each autumn. Herbaceous peonies die back to the ground each autumn.

Photo captured May 8, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/27.0 ISO 1600 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine from France

Joli cœur couleur soleil.

31 May 2016 5:23am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle macro ..

31 May 2016 5:51am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Glorious color and details make this image special.

31 May 2016 5:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like an expression of happiness !

31 May 2016 7:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely unfolding

31 May 2016 8:42am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I like this shot. Nice pov.

31 May 2016 10:25am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Oh yes I've been looking forward to this. Gorgeous color and ruffled folds in the blossom.

31 May 2016 11:29am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Gorgeous Peonie and very nicely captured. Thank you for the info - we have a variety that is not hardy enough for our climate and gets always damaged.
Might be, we have to change. Kind regards Monika

31 May 2016 12:11pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Magnifique fleur !!

31 May 2016 12:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful Pheonie and gorgeous colours. A fine capture with amazing details. Love this. :)

31 May 2016 12:21pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Magnificent flower of a beautiful color. Nice picture!!

31 May 2016 12:28pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really really gorgeous !!!

31 May 2016 1:15pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


31 May 2016 2:25pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful ! Superb framing of the rose .

31 May 2016 3:57pm

ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

Thank you for posting this as it opens. I was very curious when I saw the bud. Lovely, delicate petals.

31 May 2016 4:42pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Spectacular view of the flower!

31 May 2016 4:57pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww! Superb colours!!!

31 May 2016 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Exceptional beauty!

31 May 2016 9:20pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So beautiful.

1 Jun 2016 12:42am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing! It is just gigantic! A gorgeous image! Beautiful color and detail! I was glad that you posted the open blossom. It is truly spectacular!

1 Jun 2016 2:05am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

complex and attractive bloom

1 Jun 2016 2:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse fleur quel pétale et enroulage tout en finesse et ces ton.

1 Jun 2016 3:16am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful to watch.

1 Jun 2016 3:40am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


1 Jun 2016 1:33pm

Remus from Portugal

It may have a short life, but while it lasts, is beautiful.

1 Jun 2016 6:34pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


3 Jun 2016 2:53pm