China's Flora Tour: The floating heart on the grassland
By Zhu Yingming
The shield floatingheart, or Nymphoides peltatum, is a type of water lily fringed with yellow petals.
The perennial plant only blooms before noon for a day. Growing in clusters, however, its whole flowering period lasts more than four months.
It can be found in steady waters and slow streams at an elevation between 60 and 1,800 meters.
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 representative flora in different provinces and see how they live in harmony with the local geography and climate.