[Wildflowers with 5 Petals East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Brown's Paeony, Western Peony

Paeonia brownii

Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

Western peony with maturing fruits on a steep road cut of the South Loop Road near the upper end of the Rooster Comb, Steens Mountain.........July 9, 2014.


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Western peony blooming at Big Creek Campground, Malheur National Forest..........May 28, 2014.

Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

The photo above shows a close-up of the leaves and a bud of Brown's paeony, as found in open, coniferous woods along the Willard Springs foot trail at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the southeastern foot of Mt. Adams........May 5, 2007.

Flower of Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of Brown's peony as photographed alongside Cold Springs Road in the northern Hells Canyon NRA........June 26, 2008.

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The 2 photos above show close-up of the fruits of Brown's peony as seen along the Umatilla Rim Trail at the eastern edge of the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness in northeastern Oregon........June 24, 2007.

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Brown's peony blooming at Idlewild Camground (Maleur National Forest) off US Highway 395 north of Burns, Oregon......June 3, 2012.

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Brown's peony blooming at Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest.........May 28, 2014.

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Brown's peony beginning to bloom in scablands near the junction of FS Roads #42 and #30 at the southeastern corner of Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest..........April 29, 2016.

Western Peony: Paeonia brownii - Western Peony: Paeonia brownii - Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

Brown's peony beginning to bloom in scablands near the junction of FS Roads #42 and #30 at the southeastern corner of Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest..........May 10, 2017.

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Brown's peony with beautful red, early spring foliage along Forest Road 2901 at an overlook to the north end of Summer Lake, about 3-4 miles uphill from Oregon Highway 31, Fremont-Winema National Forest.........April 30, 2017.

Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii - Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

Brown's peony as seen along the Round Mountain South Trail #805 just south of the summit of Round Mt., Ochoco National Forest.........May 28, 2016.

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Thousands of Brown's peony getting ready to bloom on scablands atop Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest.........May 29, 2016.

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Brown's peony as seen in bloom along the Line Butte Trail #807 on the south side of Lookout Mountain, Ochoco National Forest..........June 22, 2017.

Brown's Paeony, Western Peony: Paeonia brownii

Brown's peony in bud on rock outcrops along Trail #201 above Wildcat Basin, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.......July 1, 2010.

Paul Slichter