The peony. What more can be said? I once read an entire book on peonies even though I did not care for biology one bit in school (strange that one of my fave magazine's is now National Geographic!). Botany is different, though. I've lost the name on this peony, but it looks like the Belleville described and shown here on the Heartland Peony Society page. I've seen many of these in people's yards. Do you have one too? I think I could live life for the peony (created by God to glorify him of course!). Ah, beauty.