China's wool bearing thistle
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The wool bearing thistle mainly grows on the alpine meadows in southeastern Tibet and northwestern Yunnan. The flower-head carries white wool-like hairs, which keep it from being affected by the bitter cold on the plateau.

General information about the wool bearing thistle. /CGTN Graphic

General information about the wool bearing thistle. /CGTN Graphic

(Top image by Liu Bing from Luli Studio. The photo was taken in Mêdog County, SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region.)