A giant on the alpine scree
CGTN

In July, on the alpine scree of over 4,000m on the edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the noble rhubarb sees the most important blooming period of its entire life.

General information about the noble rhubarb. /CGTN Graphic

General information about the noble rhubarb. /CGTN Graphic

During this period, it is seen with a 1.5m-2m-tall inflorescence, which is covered under curtains of bright yellow bracts. From a distance, the noble rhubarb looks like a pagoda erected on the gentle slope atop the mountain.

(Top image by Peng Jiansheng from Luli Studio, taken near Namjagbarwa, Nyingchi Prefecture of SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region.)