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Rosslin 1533

1533 A herbal, Rosslin or Rhodion's Kreutterbuch, printed about this date by the publisher, Christian Egenolph, of Frankfort-on-Main, has a figure of a paeony, apparently P.mascula, but no text; the same figure appears in a later edition, edited by Egenolph's son-in-law, Adam Lonitzer, published about 1578. In another edition by Lonitzer, or Lonicerus as he is also called, it is said that the true Paeonia mascula is unknown in Germany while P.foemina is found everywhere in gardens

quoted Stern 1946