Latin name: Paeonia californica Torrey & A. Gray
  Pronunciation: pee-OWN-ee-a ka-li-FOR-ni-ka

  Common name: Wild peony
  Family: Paeoniaceae (Peony)
  Habitat: Brushy places in coastal sage scrub, chaparral,
  southern oak woodland to 4500'

  Blooming period: January to March
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Paeonia
  2) californica
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