|Common Names - Peony Family||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Raf.||Total Number of genera - 2|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 40|
|Plant forms - Shrub/Herb|
|World Distribution - Temperate Eurasia (10) & W. (2) North America|
|Comments - Order placement is controversial. Wikipedia reports only one genus, Paeonia. The Plant Book lists genera of Glaucidium and Paeonia. Mosts species are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall.|
|1 - Glaucidium.|
2 - Paeonia.