'Beauty' flowers bloom in China's first botanical garden

Prunus mume Meiren (Prunus × blireana cv. Meiren) is in bloom at Zhongshan Botanical Garden in Nanjing City, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province. As the first national botanical garden in China, the garden is home to nearly 400,000 flowers.

The plant is a cross between the Japanese apricot and the purple-leaved plum. It is called Meiren in Chinese, which means "beauty."

(All photos via VCG)

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