Peony Flowers, As Found Flowering Plants

Buds Begat Flowers
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Where at first there had been pink buds, there now stood flowers. The peony flower is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) across with many more petals than the ordinary flower.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:09:17 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1212
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Flower Not Yet Fully Opened
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Here was a bud expanding into a flower, where the flower was just a mass of petals, and not yet a fully formed flower.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:09:26 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1213
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An Ant For Scale
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An ordinary north American black ant crawled over the petals of the expanding bud. This ant illustrated how huge these flowers could get.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:09:33 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1214
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Fully Formed Flower
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A fully formed peony flower at the end of its long stalk. The flowers are so heavy that they bend the stalks far over.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:10:26 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1215
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Dark Pink Peony Just Starting to Form
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Here was a dark pink peony flower just beginning to form from a compact bud.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:10:26 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1216
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Pink Peony 90% Formed
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A pink peony flower that was only 90% formed. It was surrounded by several buds that were also expanding into flowers.


Peony external link Flowers As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 15:11:18 Sunday 24 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Monday 25 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1217
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