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Paeonia californica (California peony)

Native perennial herb (dies back in late spring). Known from only one location on steep hillside in the Atascadero Creek watershed. Flowers are dark maroon. Blooms winter to spring.

Paeonia californica (California peony) NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.


Paeonia californica (California peony) NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.


Paeonia californica (California peony) NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.


Paeonia californica (California peony) NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.


Paeonia californica (California peony) NATIVE. Pictured in late winter.