Need help identifying

Asked February 26, 2016, 7:40 PM EST

I found this purple leafy plant while hiking through ranch park in Susanville CA. At first glance I thought I may be a peony seedling but I fear I am wrong. I'm ever curious.

Lassen County California

1 Response

It is hard to say from the photos, but you may be on the right direction. The Brown's Peony, Paeonia brownii is a native and would come up early.