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Peony

Considered the queen of flowers, symbolizing spring and a harbinger of good luck. The Peony got its real fame during the Tang Dynasty when it was appreciated by the first female Empress in the history of China - Empress Wu. In the South it is considered the flower of love, affection and feminine beauty, riches and honor. Sometimes also used as a metaphor for family success and wealth.

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