Peony Buds, As Found Flowering Plants

One Compact Bud
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One compact bud that would someday become a flower. They bloom from spring to summer. This plant was in partial shade so will bloom more towards summer.


Peony external link Buds As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 11:29:27 Friday 15 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1128
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Monstrous Bud
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When viewed up close, even these tight little balls can look monstrous and evil.


Peony external link Buds As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 11:29:27 Friday 15 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1129
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Dozens Of Buds
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Each plant can produce dozens of hard ball-like buds. Because these buds, and the flowers that follow, are so heavy, the plant needs support to stand up.


Peony external link Buds As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 11:29:36 Friday 15 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1130
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Stages Of Blooming
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Here, several buds illustrate the stages of transformation. A small compact ball becomes al larger ball, and that larger ball begins to elongate to later become a flower.


Peony external link Buds As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 11:29:36 Friday 15 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1131
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Ball About To Bloom
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One of the ball-like buds was dangerously close to blooming into a flower.


Peony external link Buds As Found Flowering Plants   •  Santa Clara region of Eugene, Oregon   •  (Photo taken 11:29:42 Friday 15 May 2015)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 16 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_1132
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