Golden King Wintersweet Flowering in Plum Garden
In the mid Jan., the wintersweet flowers, or calyx canthus, flourish in the cold weather. Tender petals on the dark branches, extend their bodies, showing their beauty to the nature. Pretty as they are, it is not easy to distinguish them from those dyed. Fragrant as they are, bees thought they are covered with honey.
It is an florescent deciduous shrub of Chimonanthus genus of Calycanthaceae species. As one of 10 traditional flowers in China, it has been cultivated for thousands years, which produce a colorful culture. Coming before the leaves, flowers bloom and give off a pleasant smell in the chilly winter, which have always been praised by literati through the ages.
After haze in days, Wuxi welcomes fine weather and the temperature come up to 5℃. The king of wintersweet are in flowers.