Fragrant osmanthus bloom along the banks of river in Jiangsu's Huai'an

On the day of Cold Dew, a solar term in China that signifies the official end of autumn, crowds of osmanthus blossom along the banks of Guhuanghe River in Huai'an City in east China's Jiangsu Province.

Osmanthus is a shrub species native to China and usually blooms in autumn. It grows in groups of small panicles that produce a strong fragrance.

(All photos via VCG.)

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