Blue globe onions seen in Kunming Botanical Garden
The news was updated on April 23, 2019.
Recent online pictures taken by a Yunnan Daily reporter show flowering blue globe onions in Kunming Botanical Garden, Yunnan Province.
Involving many varieties, the flowering blue onions were specially exhibited by the Global Onion Garden (Kunming Center).
Put into use in April 2018, the Kunming onion center is a botanical cooperation between the Kunming Botanical Garden and the Institute of Botany of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences.
The exhibition is the Kunming center’s first one open to the public. Themed development and innovation under the Belt and Road Initiative, the special exhibition aims to show gardening landscapes and popularize science.
At present, the Kunming center houses around 130 onion species, 30 of which are either edible or ornamental.