Paeonia obovata

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Woodland Peony
Paeonia obovata flower 001.JPG
Flower and foliage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia
Species: P. obovata
Binomial name
Paeonia obovata
Maxim.

Paeonia obovata (woodland peony) is a plant in the peony family, Paeoniaceae.

Description[edit]

Paeonia obovata is a herbaceous plant with alternate, pinnately compound leaves, on stout stems. The flowers are pink, borne in spring.

Uses[edit]

The Ainu people used this plant, called horap or orap, as a painkiller.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batchelor, John; Miyabe, Kingo (1893). "Ainu economic plants". Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (R. Meiklejohn & Co) 51: 198–240.