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The Covington News - - Homestead - In­for­ma­tion cour­tesy of Heart­land Peony So­ci­ety web­site

The peony is named af­ter Paeon of Greek mythol­ogy. Paeon was a stu­dent the Greek god of medicine and heal­ing, As­cle­pius. Af­tert his teacher be­came jeal­ous of Paeon, he was saved by Zeus who turned him into the peony flower to keep him safe.

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