Persian silk trees bloom in east China

The Persian silk trees in Bochishan Park in Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province, are brimming with pink blossoms. The white and pink stamens look like silk threads for which the plant is named. One interesting about the tree is that its leaves close during the nights and rainy season.

The tree is an ornamental plant widely cultivated in parks and gardens. It is native to China and commonly referred to in Chinese poems and paintings.

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