China's Flora Tour: Pleasant purplish red flowers on roadsides
By Zhu Yingming
Windhairdaisy, or Saussurea japonica, is a biennial herb that grow in clusters at an elevation between 200 and 2,800 meters.
It is found on mountain slopes, loess slopes, and in the forests and wastelands, but usually not on saline soils.
Captured by CGTN Nature film crew in north China's Hulunbuir Grassland, the stretch of windhairdaisy is quite a view by the lake.
China's Flora Tour
From the wetlands along the coast to the dense rain forests hidden in the southwest of China, all boast an array of plant species. In this series, we will go on a tour to learn about some of the most iconic flora in different provinces and see how they live in harmony with the local climate and topography.