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BEIJING, October 5, Xinhua -- An illustrated reference book on China's wetland vegetation and plants has been published, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The book, published by China's Science Press, was compiled by researchers from the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology under the CAS. Recording 659 species of wetland plants commonly seen in China, it is a reference book for identifying wetland vegetation and plants in the wild.

Forest science and education 10.6 Book on Chinas wetland vegetation and plants published

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 22, 2020 shows the scenery of the Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. Xixi National Wetland Park, located on the outskirts of Hangzhou, is the first national wetland park in China. The wetland park helps to restore the local ecology and also serves as an eco-education, research and tourism base. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

The book describes the wetland resources and protection in China. It includes photos of different types of wetland vegetation, as well as information on various wetland plants, including an identification guide, distribution, and values.

The book provides reference for wetland researchers and personnel in natural reserves working on wetland investigations, plant identification, and wetland resource utilization, according to the CAS.

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