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Paeonia of Rhodes Island

By GeorgePlatis
Paeonia of Rhodes (Paeonia clusii-ssp.rhodia) is a native species on Rhodes and it grows within the pine forest of the island. Its bloom has 5 petals which surrounds many yellow stamens. Its height is 50 to 60cm and the color of its bloom is white. Another characteristic of this fabulous plant is the cinnamon fragrance that it release which attract many insects.
The paeony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.

Thank you all for your votes and especially for comments in all my last uploads which are all appreciate very much !

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Rhodes Wildlife and nature

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Comments


johnke 3 223 15
17 Mar 2013 9:13AM
A very nice set George...John

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17 Mar 2013 9:18AM
A superb set of captures George. V1 for me today.
Effrossini
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
17 Mar 2013 9:31AM
A wonderful set of this beautiful paeony, George. They are supposed to grow on Crete, too, but I haven't been lucky enough to find out where Sad Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
17 Mar 2013 9:57AM
A nice set, well captured
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
17 Mar 2013 9:59AM
Lovely set of images.
Joan.
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 10:03AM
A beautiful flower, well photographed.Smile

ivor
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 10:12AM
These are lovely photos George - and a great write up too !! Now I know at last where the Peony roses get their name from Smile
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 11:17AM
Lovely set George - I really like v1 and v2 for how the sunlight is falling from behind onto the flower petals and lighting them up. Great information too!
17 Mar 2013 2:39PM
Great description for a wonderful set of images George thank youSmileSmile
17 Mar 2013 4:40PM
A superb set of captures
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:24PM
Brilliant images great details,

Ali
mattberry 12 259 14 England
17 Mar 2013 10:53PM
Hope to get out and see some of these soon myself! Great set of images and (as usual) very nice accompanying information George. Personally, I quite like V4 showing more of the plant.

Kind regards,
Matt
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
18 Mar 2013 4:34AM
Beautiful set of shots.
Ty
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 8:53AM
Lovely shots George, love V1.
Brian
jovanovic 5 26 France
18 Mar 2013 11:28AM
Nice shots Smile
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 11:57AM
Super set
18 Mar 2013 8:57PM
Four beautiful images, George!

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Philpot Plus
4 35 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 7:51PM
A great collection here, lovely portfolio of flowers too..Phil

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