Section 2B. Paeonia
Lateral roots fusiform or tuberous. Lower leaves biternate or triternate; leaflets nearly always segmented with leaflets/leaf segments (9-)21-340 in number; leaves mostly with bristles along veins above. Flowers solitary and terminal; sepals mostly rounded at apex. Mostly tetraploid (diploid only in P. intermedia and P. tenuifolia).
Included species (7)
Paeonia arietina
Paeonia intermedia
Paeonia officinalis
Paeonia parnassica
Paeonia peregrina
Paeonia saueri
Paeonia tenuifolia
Distribution: from Middle Asia to the northern Mediterranean.

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