Yulan Magnolia flowers bloom in Beijing

Yulan Magnolia flowers are in full bloom in Beijing. They are among the first that bloom in spring. The gardens and streets in the capital city are decorated with the beautiful flowers which smell a bit like lemon. They are native to China and regarded as a symbol of purity by Buddhist monks in the country. The plant can also absorb toxic gases, which makes it an effective air cleanser.

Here are some photos of Yulan Magnolia flowers taken in Beijing. 

About 'City of Wild'

Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans, it also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you were probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.

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City of wild: The cute sparrows in Beijing

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City of Wild: A pair of spotted doves making home in downtown Beijing

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City of Wild: Hollyhocks bloom in Beijing summer

(All photos are taken by Ding Qian)

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