China's Flora Tour: The uphigh beauty in southeastern Tibet
By Zhang Xinyue, Zhu Yingming

Linzhi azalea, a beautiful and native flower in China, can only be found in the mysterious Tibet. The Linzhi azalea is usually in white and pink, with five petals each. The higher the altitude, the later the flowers bloom.

Linzhi azalea. /CGTN Photo

Linzhi azalea. /CGTN Photo

In May, the land is overwhelmed by the pink azaleas. Bai Juyi, a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), once called the azalea "Xi Shi," one of the "Four Beauties" in ancient China. Growing at the altitude of 3,700-4,300 meters, Linzhi azalea is the uphigh beauty worthy of the name.

China's Flora Tour

From the wetlands along the coast to the dense rainforests hidden in southwestern China, all boast an array of plant species. In this series, we will go on a tour to learn about some of the most representative floras in different provinces and see how they live in harmony with the local geography and climate.

(Cover image is a still from the video, designed by CGTN's Yin Yating.)

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