A handful of good Fish Tattoos pictures I found:

Spring Phlox, Peonies, Lysimachia
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Image by bill barber
Observed in my set entitled “Spring Phlox”

In my collection entitle “The Garden”

From my set entitled “Peonies”

In my collection entitled “The Garden”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The peony or paeony (Paeonia) is the only genus in the flowering plant loved ones Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants .5–1.five metres tall, but some are woody shrubs up to 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, typically fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer season. In the past, the peonies were frequently classified in the household Ranunculaceae, alongside Hellebores and Anemones.

The peony is named right after Paeon or Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is amongst the longest-employed flowers in ornamental culture and is 1 of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, exactly where it is referred to as 牡丹 (mǔ dān). It is also known as 富贵花 (fuguihua) &quotflower of riches and honour&quot, and is used symbolically in Chinese art.[2] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Presently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, even though the People’s Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower soon after a nationwide poll, but the National People’s Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, one more choice approach has begun, but to date, no choice has been made.

The famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. All through Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang are often mentioned to be the finest in the country. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are still held there annually.
In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora utilized to be known as ebisugusuri (&quotforeign medicine&quot). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was utilized as a remedy for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is named the &quotThe King of flowers&quot and Paeonia lactiflora is called the &quotprime minister of flowers&quot.

Pronunciation of 牡丹 (peony) in Japan is &quotbotan&quot. Prior to the Meiji period, meat taken from quadrupeds was seldom consumed in Japan due to Buddhism. As a result in circumstances exactly where such meat was handled, it was paraphrased utilizing the names of flowers. The term botan was employed (and is still used) to paraphrase wild boar meat. This comes from the flowery resemblance of the sliced meat when spread more than a dish. An additional example is sakura (cherry blossoms) which stands for horsemeat.
In 1957, the Indiana Basic Assembly passed a law to make the peony the state flower of Indiana, a title which it holds to this day. It replaced the zinnia, which had been the state flower because 1931.

Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony hence causing this magnificent flower to be provided the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named after Pæon, a doctor to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. After planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes these who attempt to move it by not flowering once more for many years. After established, nonetheless, it produces splendid blooms each year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers, edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990).

Peonies are also extensively grown as ornamental plants for their extremely big, usually scented flowers.
Peonies have a tendency to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds.

Peonies are a common subject in tattoos, typically employed along with koi-fish.

From Wikipedia, the cost-free encyclopedia
Phlox (pronounced /flɒks/ or &quotflocks&quot from the Latin for a flame-colored flower, which is from the Greek φλόξ, meaning ‘flame’ plural &quotphlox&quot or &quotphloxes&quot) is a genus of 67 species of annual or perennial flowering plants. Some species flower in early spring whilst other people flower in summer into fall. Most species are native to temperate North America but a few species are also from northeastern Asia. They are discovered expanding in diverse habitats from alpine areas to open woodlands and prairies.

Phlox flowers range in colour from pale blue to bright red to white. Some species such as Phlox glaberrima (Smooth Phlox) develop to 1.5 m tall, whilst others, such as Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox), form low mats only a handful of centimetres in height.

The foliage of Phlox is at times eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species such as Dot Moth, Gazoryctra wielgusi, Hummingbird Hawk-moth and Schinia indiana (which feeds exclusively on P. pilosa). Phlox species are also a popular food supply for groundhogs, rabbits and deer. The flowers, when fertilized, typically make a single relatively big seed.

Several species of phlox are generally cultivated in gardens. Most cultivated phlox, with the notable exception of Drummond phlox, are perennial. Phlox cultivars are accessible in shades of white, purple, blue, pink, and yellow. Most are ideal grown in nicely-drained soil, exposed to partial shade to partial sun. Phlox are valued in the garden for their potential to attract butterflies.

From my set entitled “Lysimachia”
In my collection entitled “The Garden”

From Wikipedia, the cost-free encyclopedia
Lysimachia is a genus of flowering plants. It is traditionally classified in the family Primulaceae but need to, according to molecular phylogenetic study, be placed to the family members Myrsinaceae
Lysimachia species frequently have yellow flowers, and grow vigorously. They have a tendency to develop in damp situations. A number of species inside Lysimachia are generally known as loosestrife, despite the fact that this name is also utilized for plants within the genus Lythrum.
Lysimachia species are employed as food plants by the larvae of some butterflies and moths, which includes the Dot Moth, Grey Pug, Lime-speck Pug, Small Angle Shades and V-pug.

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