Soul of the Rock

Plants & Planet
Soul of the Rock by Xin Zhong

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Photographer: Xin Zhong (see profile)
Competition: Competition 16
Category: MPB Plants & Planet
Location: Shangri-La County, Yunnan, China


Weathering, and acidic substances produced by lichens, dissolves the rocks raised by orogenesis, creating a mountain soil. In this rocky crevice, purple toned Paraquilegia microphylla, blooms as the soul of the rocks of the Hengduan Mountains. Despite their soulful beauty, these alpine plants are one of the first to face the impacts of climate change.


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