The fragrance of wintersweet flowers is now spreading throughout the frigid air at Yangzhou's Geyuan Garden, adding some color to the dead of winter.
Visitors can now admire blooming wintersweet flowers at the botanical garden's north gate and Dongshan Garden.
Yellow wintersweet blossoms can be seen in winter. [Photo/WeChat account: yangzhoufabu]
Wintersweet, a native Chinese flower, has a strong scent and blooms in late winter or early spring before the arrival of new leaves. The flower, along with pine and bamboo, are often referred to in China as the "three friends of winter".