Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Paeonia anomala
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Paeonia anomala
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
Paeonia anomala has an immense range of wild habitat, stretching from the Ural Mountains of Russia to the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, then to the Mongolian Gobi Desert and the Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan.
P. anomala bears large red flowers in early summer and much divided foliage. The divided foliage turns orange in the fall, earning the species name "anomala" due to these unusual characteristics.
In garden cultivation, it requires full sun and well drained soil. 
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Closely related to this species are P. intermedia C. A. Mey., with bright red flowers and leaves with linear-lanceolate segments and P. hybrida Pall., with crimson-red flowers (7-9 cm diam.) and leaves with linear segments (3-5 mm wide). Both occur in Siberia and Central Asia, where hybrids between these three species can be found. Z 4 (3). New.
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