Peony is a very famous flower plant. It has always been known as the king of flowers. Peony and Paeonia lactiflora are similar in appearance, so many people can't distinguish Peony from Paeonia lactiflora. In fact, it's easy to distinguish Peony from Paeonia lactiflora from Paeonia lactiflora in the following four aspects. So what's the difference between peony and peony?
1. The plant types of Paeonia suffruticosa and Paeonia lactiflora are different
The most fundamental difference between peony and Paeonia lactiflora lies in that peony is a deciduous shrub, and its stem is woody, which can grow to 2m high, while Paeonia lactiflora is a perennial tuberous herb, and its stem is herbaceous, which is not higher than 1m.
2. Peony and peony have different flowers
The flowers of Paeonia suffruticosa are all at the top of the flower branch, mostly solitary, with large flower type and flower diameter of about 20cm; the flowers of Paeonia suffruticosa are more than one or several clusters at the top of the branch, and the flower type is also slightly smaller than that of Paeonia suffruticosa, with flower diameter of about 15cm. Comparatively speaking, peony is more colorful than peony.
3. The florescence of Paeonia suffruticosa and Paeonia lactiflora is different
Peony blooms earlier than peony. Peony usually blooms in the middle and late April, while Paeonia lactiflora blooms in the first and middle of May. The difference of florescence between them is about 15 days.
4. The leaves of Paeonia suffruticosa and Paeonia lactiflora are different
The leaves of Paeonia suffruticosa are wide, green on the front, slightly yellow, grayish green, glabrous, with white powder on the lower surface, while the leaves of Paeonia suffruticosa are narrow, black green on both sides, dense and glossy.