Green and Gold 'battling' in the early morning autumn sun...
Green and Gold battling this early morning in Tongzhou Canal park in Beijing :-) The last shades of ginkgo summer green are making place for the grand finale of ginkgo autumn gold this week !
All over China the ginkgo biloba trees are bursting in gold these few weeks, making parks, streets and temples an extraordinary splendid sight of color, especially with the shadows and lights of the low autumn sun.
Did you know ?
The Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the Maidenhair tree is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta. Because it is the only surviving member of this ancient order of plants with fossils dating back 270 million years ago, it is sometimes referred to as a 'living fossil'.
Ginkgo Biloba leaf is an essential herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), mostly focusing on brain health and blood circulation due to its powerful antioxidants and fighting inflammation. Anxiety, focus, headaches, heart health and symptoms of psychiatric disorders and dementia are among the symptoms being treated by these unique medicinal leaves.