Section 4: Fengguizui to China University of Science and Technology

Rose myrtle can grow amidst poor soil quality and water scarcity. As the entire plant has medicinal properties, it’s uncommon to see in the wild. Its fruit is delicious, and can be used in dishes and made into jams, and it’s also used as a raw material in skincare products. This is a surprising plant that can withstand great pressure. Though it grows very slowly, it overcomes environmental challenges with determination. As a representative plant of the Taipei Grand Trail, it symboizes how the full journey deserves time to appreciate the myriad delicate minutiae and grand views.

Baishihu

Wetland

Rose myrtle

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