Paeonia tenuifolia

Paeonia tenuifolia

Being one of the most beautiful Bulgarian peonies, this plant is related to steppic and steppe-like grasslands in various parts of the country – Black Sea coast, Northeastern Bulgaria, Danubian Plain, Znepole Region, Sofia Region, Tundzha Hilly country and Strandzha Mountain. Although it seems widespread, it is in fact rather uncommon and may be seen relatively easily only at the Northern Black Sea coast and in Northeastern Bulgaria. The flowering period is in April and May. Due to its rarity, the plant is considered to be Endangered. It is on the national Red Data Book and is strictly protected.

Antoaneta Petrova

© Antoaneta Petrova