Species: Paeonia californica
Family: Paeoniaceae

Color: Purple, Red
Season: Spring
Area: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Form: Perennial
Exposure: Part Shade, Sun
Water Requirements: See Comments
Height: 1 to 2 1/2 ft.

Goes dormant during the summer. Summer watering will rot their tubular roots.

The root was ground to a powder and used as a remedy for colds and sore throat by Native Americans.