In high summer, Erhai Lake in southwest China's Yunnan Province is adorned with clusters of delicate white flowers, named Ottelia acuminata. The flower is believed to hide under the surface in the absence of sunshine, and emerges to bloom exultantly when the sun comes out. Hence, it has the nickname "the sunflower in the water."
About 'Journeys in Nature: Southern Yunling Mountains Series'
Cangshan Mountain and the Yuanjiang River Valley in southwest China's Yunnan Province boast rich biodiversity and distinct flora and fauna. From the tree species that emerged about 60 million years ago high on the precipices to the spurge family in the dry-hot river valley savanna, you can meet diverse wildlife in amazing southern Yunling Mountains.