Paeonia emodi


W-Nepal, Afghanistan (Kunar / Nuristan), Pakistan, Tibet, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin), Jammu & Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh) as per Catalogue of life;
 
Common name: Himalayan peony
Hindi: Ud-salap
Punjab: Mamekh, chandra
Kashmir: Mid

Robust perennial often up to 1 m tall; leaves alternate, 30-60 cm long with 3 leaflets, each commonly 3-parted into up to 15 cm long lanceolate entire segments; flowers 7-12 cm across, white, each on long stalk; sepals 5, orbicular, green, persistent; petals 5-10, ovate, concave; stamens numerous with yellow anthers; carpels 1-3, hairy; follicle usually 1, 3-4 cm long.

An important plant from Indian Himalaya, the roots and rhizome of the same are reported to be used for treating epilepsy and we are working on its essential oil components; 
 
 
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Flowers from Uttarakhand-ID requested_DS11052011_SN3: Spotted near Trijuginarayan - uttarakhand
- milky white flowers with yellow pollen - very nice to look at.
On small shrubs at roadside.
Flower around 2 inch in dia. 
Podophyllum hexandrum?
It looks to me Paeonia emodi

Yeah, I was doubtful about my id. Seems I was in a hurry.... apologies for the mistake.
Paeonia emodi indeed
Yes, ... is correct, this is Paeonia emodi - the only peony known from the Himalaya proper.  I first came across this near Pahlgam, Kashmir.
I have a good set of images of these in cultivation in the Kohli Memorial Botanical Garden in the UK, which I intend to post at some point.
 
 
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Garden Plant for ID : Pahalgam : 021111 : AK-3: A garden plant, cultivated at the hotel garden at Pahalgam.
Picture taken on the 8th of Sept,11.
Sadly the flower has fallen off.
Leaves look peculiar dividing into two.
Sir ji, went thro' your Kashmir pictures.... can't find any clues for this one.
I hope Paeonia emodi
Very interesting picture.
I think the (immature) fruit is supported by persisting calyx and along with the bracts? (leaf like) it still gives an impression that it is a flower!
Yes, this is Paeonia emodi at fruiting stage. I have a good set of images of the Himalayan Peony being grown in the Kohli Memorial Botanical Garden in UK, a selection of which I intend to post at some point.
 
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May 18, "Fascination of Plants Day": Paeonia emodi, the Himalayan Peony from Kashmir:  This year I had planned an early visit to Kashmir to capture some early flowering plants, especially bulbous plants, Prunus, Salix and Populus. I got delayed by nearly fifteen days to miss many of these but am being well compensated by many interesting captures. Yesterday while driving towards Pahalgam, a few kilometres before, I noticed a huge patch of this profusely flowering Himalayan Peony, across the river. While returning back I asked my Bhabi who has huge interest in garden plants to keep watch on our side of the river, and finally was able to capture this Himalayan beauty, my last capture yesterday.
Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle, Ill. bot. Himal. Mts. 1(2):57. 1834
Common name: Himalayan peony
Hindi: Ud-salap
Punjab: Mamekh, chandra
Kashmir: Mid
Robust perennial often up to 1 m tall; leaves alternate, 30-60 cm long with 3 leaflets, each commonly 3-parted into up to 15 cm long lanceolate entire segments; flowers 7-12 cm across, white, each on long stalk; sepals 5, orbicular, green, persistent; petals 5-10, ovate, concave; stamens numerous with yellow anthers; carpels 1-3, hairy; follicle usually 1, 3-4 cm long.
Photographed from hilly slope on way between Aishmuqam and Pahalgam.
When I visited Pahalgam in Sept,11, I was able to photograph the plant when the flower had fallen off.
You had identified it then as Paonia emodi, the Himalayan Peony.
I was eager to see the flower.
Beautiful Sir. Girls used to keep this flower or its picture in their room to get a beautiful husband...............
wow how did i miss this on my trip to pahalgam (april 23-30).
please chk out my flikr photostream of the kashmir trip
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29285702@N00/
I was really exhilarated with the flowers there. The wilderness behind chasme shahi was really good. Please check that out too.
Saw your photostream. Please take care while labelling your photographs. First plant is Calendula officinalis and not Calliandra, which is a tree; so are second and third; next three photographs are Bellis perennis, the common English daisy, and not Callistephus.
Nice photo sir, an important plant from Indian Himalaya, the roots and rhizome of the same are reported to be used for treating epilepsy and we are working on its essential oil components
This is correctly identified. I have a good set of images of Himalayan Peony being grown in Kohli Memorial Botanical Garden in UK. Plan to post a selection at some point.
 
 
 
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