Irises bloom with showy flowers in N China

Iris, literally "rainbow" in Greek, is a genus of hundreds of species with showy flowers. Irises are found in temperate zones in the Northern Hemisphere and are largely grown as ornamental plants in gardens and parks. 

Here are some photos of irises taken in north China's Hebei Province. 

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

City of wild: Inconspicuous birds with really beautiful melodies

City of Wild: Lovely hoopoes in Beijing

City of wild: Milu deer cool off from the Beijing summer

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

City of Wild: Vigilant white-cheeked starlings in Beijing

City of Wild: Hollyhocks bloom in Beijing summer

(All photos by Ma Lei)

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