Xinjiang Yili Lavender Flowers Sea Pictures
Lavender flower language-waiting for love
Lavender, the vanilla elf who came to Ili from Provence , France, has been rooted in this land for more than 40 years.
In 1964, when three varieties of lavender were introduced from the Beijing Botanical Garden to the Yili River Valley, the Ministry of National Light Industry also experimented in Henan County, Kunming, Yunnan, and Xi'an, Shaanxi.
But in the end, lavender cultivation in all three places failed. Only in Yili lavender took root.
Today, Yili has become the only lavender planting area in China, with an area of more than 20,000 acres, and its output accounts for more than 95% of the country.
Yili is one of the four largest lavender producing areas in the world, alongside Provence, France, Hokkaido, Japan and the Caucasus, Russia.
The 65th Farm of the Fourth Agricultural Division in the Ili River Valley was named the "Hometown of Chinese Lavender" by the country. In addition to lavender, it is also an important source of pepper-like mint, Roman chamomile, Xinjiang safflower, and Ganoderma lucidum.
The land of Yili is vast and inclusive. Because of this, lavender was able to experience the turbulent years of "**" and settle down on this remote land in the west.