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Wintersweet in full bloom
By:Wu Qiong  |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2018-01-10 17:45

Wintersweet in full bloom [Photo/Kankanews.com]

The wintersweet at Shanghai Binjiang Forest Park is now in full bloom despite the piercing cold blasts these days.

Located in Pudong New Area, Shanghai Binjiang Forest Park is enveloped in an atmosphere of winter quietness. However, in the cold weather, the hardy wintersweet begins to bloom with buds poking through the branches, giving a hue of golden yellow.

Wintersweet in full bloom [Photo/Kankanews.com]

The deciduous shrub blooms in midwinter, usually from December until February. The heads of its waxy, yellow flowers hanging from short stems fill the air with a sweet scent.  

Known for being the first messenger of spring, the tiny but vigorous flower is one of the traditional ornamental plants in Chinese courtyards.  

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