Useful creeping smartweed thriving in S China's Hainan

These delicate flowers and purple berries belong to a plant called the creeping smartweed. It exists widely across China, Japan, and areas in Southeast Asia. It is very common in meadows and valleys in China, with an elevation between 30 meters to 2,400 meters. The plant is used in herbal remedies in China, Malaysia and Vietnam, etc., for treatments of sore throat and other diseases.

About the 'Go! Hainan' series

Featuring unspoiled tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, and rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. Nicknamed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free trade port. The "Go! Hainan" livestream series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.

(Photography by CGTN's Qu Bo, cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng)

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