China's Flora Tour: An idyllic view with buckwheat flowers
Chen Chen

Buckwheat is often considered a tastier and healthier alternative to wheat, and it's cultivated across China for its triangular seeds which can produce flour and oil.

Its flowers, in white, pink, dark red or somewhere in between, are small in size, but large swaths of the flowers could create a wonderful idyllic view.

Wild buckwheat mainly could be found in southwest China, where people often use the flour to make noodles and other food.

In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, thousands of hectares of buckwheat flowers every spring by the beautiful Gengwang Lake that is surrounded by mountains is attracting people from across the country.

China's Flora Tour

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

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(All images via VCG, cover image designed by CGTN's Yin Yating)

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