Extremely rare Tibetan lotus, blooms only once in 7 years on the snowy mountain
The Tibetan lotus, also known as the snow lotus or saussurea, is a rare and beautiful plant that grows only in the high altitude regions of the Tibetan Plateau. It is well-known for its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, including harsh winds, freezing temperatures, and heavy snowfall.
The Tibetan lotus is particularly famous for its blooming cycle, which occurs once every seven years. During this time, the plant produces a tall stem with a single, large, and fragrant flower that can reach up to 15 centimeters in diameter. The flower has a white or pale blue color and is surrounded by green leaves, creating a stunning contrast against the snow-covered landscape.
Because of its rarity and unique beauty, the Tibetan lotus is highly valued in traditional Tibetan medicine, where it is used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory issues, gastrointestinal problems, and inflammation. However, due to overharvesting and habitat loss, the plant is now listed as an endangered species, and its conservation has become a matter of concern for environmentalists and conservationists.