Biology of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan landscape is rich and diverse and changes with the course of weather conditions and altitudes. Kirgizstan is famous for its botanical diversity. There are 400 species exclusive to this country. There are tulips, orchids and an alpine flower - edelweiss. The rare aigul flower grows in the Alia Range. There is even a legend about this flower.

Once upon a time there was a rich man whose daughter Aigul fell in love with a fearless warrior Kozu Ulan but he was killed and his heart was brought back to the village. Aigul couldn't bear her grief. So she climbed to the top of a hill and threw herself onto a rock, now known as Aigultash. Where her blood split some beautiful flowers - Aigul - soon appeared. They look like ordinary lilies or tulips but inside there are big drops of dew, which locals say are Aigul's tears. A rock opposite is called Ulan Kozu.

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