Lijiang Series Ep. 1: What else is there except billion-year-old fern?

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is known for its glacial area at about 4,500 meters. Low oxygen and a harsh climate have formed this frozen world, which is forbidding to most living beings. Nevertheless, in the icy rock crevices, a fern species has existed on this planet for tens of millions of years. How was it discovered? How can it survive for so long? What other plants settle at such high elevation? Check out the video to learn more!

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and "home of Yunnan medicines" are among the nicknames given to a famous city in southwest China's Yunnan Province – Lijiang. Not only are the numerous plant species a calling card, but the city is also well-known for its peaks and mountains, as well as weird-looking animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city that's full of surprises.

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by CGTN Nature film crew)

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