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The "second-generation Song lotuses" blossomed at the Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2022-06-23 15:23   Source:Hangzhou Daily

Two "second-generation Song lotuses" have recently blossomed at Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology and have caused a sensation at the museum. It was reported that archaeologists excavated a number of "thousand-year-old lotus seeds" from the Northern Song Dynasty Stratum in Kaifeng, Henan in 2018. Due to the efforts by lotus breeding experts with Hangzhou Flower Nursery, these lotus seeds blossomed and bore the "second-generation seeds". In June, 2020, Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology successfully grew the "second generation Song lotuses" with the two gifted seeds. This year, two lotus flowers have finally put forth, with three more flowers expected to blossom in 10 days. Citizens who want to appreciate the "Song lotuses" may make the reservation for visit at the Official Wechat Account of the museum. 

Author:Correspondent: Zhu Yuxin Reporter: Li Zhong Photo by Li Zhong  Editor:Li Jiameng
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