Wikipedia reports that “The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.”

Rich in medicinal compounds, a common subject in tattoos, the Peony, or “Piney” as some from around here call it, is also known as the “flower of riches and honour” or “king of the flowers”.

Large, showy, and fragrant, the Peony lends an air of grandeur to the most humble of gardens, marks the border between Spring and Summer with it’s beautiful blooms.

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