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This looks closer to a poppy than a peony. Papaver 'Black Peony' this one, can't wait to see it in flower...

Antique botanical prints from Zorn 1779-1790? Icones Plantarum Medicinalium

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Opium Poppy - Papaver Somniferum Giganteum, by Frank Tschakert...very pretty...

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