Endangered plant blooms along bank of Yangtze River in SW China

Myricaria laxiflora, an endangered shrub species has begun to bloom along the banks of the Yangtze River in Jiang'an County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

When a team of the Yangtze River Reserve made regular patrols along the banks on November 20, they found old plant putting out new branches and leaves, with some even blooming with small pink and lavender flowers.

Staff member said the tallest grows more than 2 meters.

The endangered plant was discovered for first time, with a total of number reaching 30,000 back in 2017, the largest wild population of the myricaria laxiflora found in China at that time.

Jiang'an city government set up the patrol team to protect the plant. The team members check the plants frequently and clean up the environment around them.

(Cover image is a screenshot.)

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