Cornflowers love sunshine. They grow best in sunny spots and soils enriched with organic matter. The flowers are extremely colorful, which attract bees and butterflies, and other pollinating insects. Cornflowers are common ornamental plants with many colors, including blue, pink, purple, and white. Dried cornflowers are edible, and their petals can be used as garnishes in salads and desserts.
Here are some photos of cornflowers blooming in Beijing International Flower Port, a flower farm that hosts horticultural exhibitions and flower fairs.
About 'City of Wild'
Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans, it also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you were probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.