Peony bloomed across the U.S. last year, marking the first time in more than 30 years that the nation experienced a large-scale bloom of this invasive plant, according to data released Thursday by the U:S.
Department of Agriculture.
The data, which tracks plants blooming across the nation, also shows that the blooms are continuing to grow.
The U. S. Department also released the results of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center last year that found more than one in five Americans believed that they had seen a large or unusually large peony bloom in their area in 2016.
The U. s.
Department noted that in 2016, there were 7.2 million peonies in the United States, an increase of 11.5 percent from 2015.
According to the USDA, peonies have become increasingly popular for both recreational and medicinal purposes in recent years.
Peonies are popular for their flower and fruit, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese arts and crafts, herbal medicines and traditional medicine, among others.
“The popularity of peonies has continued to grow,” USDA Commissioner John Nichols said in a statement.
“This is a great example of how our nation can thrive on diverse sources of plant life, such as peonies.
They are a vital part of the natural cycle of life, and it is great to see that the peony is becoming more of a part of our landscapes and our food.”
The U: s Department also found that peonies are also used in a wide variety of medicinal applications.
The USDA found that they were used in various forms in Asian medicine for cough, colds, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
They were also used as a topical treatment in Asian dentistry and as a remedy for sore throat and digestive disorders.
They also were used as anti-aging and painkillers in Chinese medicine.
Peony plants are also cultivated for medicinal purposes as well.
In 2016, peony plants were cultivated in the Midwest, Northeast and West for medicinal use.
The Midwest was home to an estimated 8.4 million peony trees, which accounted for more than 60 percent of the peonies cultivated in that region.
The Northeast was home with 1.8 million peonys.
The West was home on the other side of the country, with 1 million peons.
The poll also found a significant increase in peony tourism.
About 6 percent of Americans traveled to a peony plant-growing location in 2016 alone.
The poll found that the number of visitors to the U of A in Michigan increased by over 10 percent between 2014 and 2016.
In the Midwest alone, there was a 9.5-percent increase in the number.
In the Northeast, there has been a 5.4-percent jump.
The number of visits in the West increased by more than 12 percent.
The region was home in 2014 to the largest number of peonies in the U s.
The Southeast had a 7.6-percent spike in the peonage there.
The area also saw a 12.7-percent hike in visitors in 2016 compared to 2015.