Mountain ebony - Northwest special flowers enter full blooming season in Da Lat

Mountain ebony, which is the "specialty" of the Northwest, was brought to grow in Da Lat since 2007, thanks to which, every December, Da Lat wears the white and dreamy hue of this romantic flowers.
December 25, 2020 | 17:47
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Although Dalat is not the homeland of mountain ebony, which is the pride of the Northwest Highlands, the white flower streets in Dalat have now become a unique feature that attracts a lot of tourists to visit this province. (Photo: VOV)
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This kind of flower is grown in many ways along the streets of Quang Trung, Tran Phu, Phu Dong Thien Vuong in Da Lat, adding a romantic and pristine vibe to the "city of flowers". (Photo: VOV)
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Known as the land of flowers, Da Lat now becomes even more attractive thanks to the pristine white color of mountain ebony. Moutain ebony or "hoa ban" in Vietnamese is the specialty of Northwestern spring, especially in the provinces of Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Yen Bai. (Photo: VOV)
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Bauhinia variegata is a species of flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is native to an area from China through Southeast Asia to the Indian subcontinent. Common names include the orchid tree (though not belonging to the family Orchidaceae) and mountain ebony. (Photo: VOV)
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This is a very popular ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical climates, grown for its scented flowers and also used as a food item in Indian cuisine. It shows good antioxidant and anticancer activity. (Photo: VOV)
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Mountain ebony is grown by Thai people in the northern mountainous provinces and is a cultural symbol of the Northwest. This kind of flower symbolizes fidelity and is often affectionately given to each other by Thai couples in the early spring as they considered the flower as a promise. (Photo: VOV)
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These days, along the streets such as Tran Phu, Quang Trung, Phu Dong Thien Vuong of Da Lat, it is not difficult to see photography lovers coming here to take "check-in" photos with this special flower. (Photo: VOV)
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“I hear about this flower a lot, from the song of Buc Tuong band. However, because I have not had the opportunity to go to the Northwest Highlands, this time I manage a trip to Dalat to admire the flowers."- Minh Huyen, a tourist from Ho Chi Minh City shared. (Photo: VOV)
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Mountain ebony is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 10–12 meters tall, deciduous in the dry season. The leaves are 10–20 centimeters obcordate shaped, long and broad, rounded, and bilobed at the base and apex. The flowers are conspicuous, bright pink or white, 8–12 centimeters in diameter, with five petals. Pollens are elongated, approximately 75 microns in length. (Photo: VOV)
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Mountain ebony, which is the "specialty" of the Northwest, was brought to grow in Da Lat since 2007, thanks to which, every December, Da Lat wears the white and dreamy hue of this romantic flowers. (Photo: VOV)
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White branches of mountain ebony in full bloom adorn the scene of Con Ga Church (St. Nicholas Cathedral), one of the ancient buildings built during the French colonial period, located on Tran Phu Street of Da Lat. The building was built as a Catholic parish by the French in 1931-1932 in an eclectic style Romanesque, but the interior was not completed until 1942. (Photo: VOV)
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Mountain Ebony is a precious, magnificently flowering, hardwood tree that is prized for its stimulating powers, such as astringent and anti-bacterial, creating an invigorating environment for healthy hair growth, curing some skin diseases. (Photo: VOV)
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