Lijiang Series Ep. 6: Lugu lake

In August, Lugu Lake stretches far into the horizon. Located on the boundary between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, Lugu Lake is the highest lake in Yunnan. From May to October, the lake is dotted with small, white flowers that fluctuate with waves. This species is a variety of Ottelia acuminata. The locals often call it by the moniker "watery polar." When the sun shines on the lake, the stems and leaves lift the flowers out of the water. After the sun goes down, the petals close and submerge.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Lijiang Series

"Plant kingdom" and the "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 towering peaks and mysterious animals. In this series, CGTN Nature unveils the mysteries of a city full of surprises.

For more:

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

Lijiang Series Ep. 2: The orchid that resembles ladies' slippers

Lijiang Series Ep. 3: Milky river on the plateau

Lijiang Series Ep. 4: A garden in the air!

Lijiang Series Ep. 5: Encounter with reclusive pheasants in primitive forest

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

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