Yulan magnolia flowers bloom to welcome the spring

In east China's Shanghai, the white Yulan magnolia bloom, painting a beautiful picture against the blue sky.

As Shanghai's city flower, the Yulan magnolia blooms from early to late spring. Although native to central China, but with the improvement of cultivation techniques, it can now also be found farther north, in Beijing and in provinces south of the Yellow River basin. 

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