Daily Archives January 11, 2017

Campaign Chunk Volume 13.09 – Wang Peony

This week’s chunk was suggested by David Ball, creator of OngoingWorlds (website link) http://www.ongoingworlds.com/ .

Campaign Chunk Volume 13.09 – Wang Peony

The peony or paeony, sometimes even peony, is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe, and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species.

It is believed that these flowers were named after Paeon, a physician to the god Asclepius in Greek mythology. According to the legend, Zeus turned Paeon into the peony to save him from the anger of Asclepius, who had become jealous of his student’s healing abilities.

This particular flower, the Wang Peo...

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