Botany PhD's ex­plo­ration in East Lake

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY -

Led by He Rui, a doc­toral can­di­date ma­jor­ing in botany from Wuhan Uni­ver­sity, joined our reporter in ex­plor­ing the wild life of East Lake on May 29.

East Lake has a wide va­ri­ety of plants with 13 spe­cial­ized botan­i­cal gar­dens and more than a thou­sand plant species in the area. Apart from some well-known ones, a myr­iad of other del­i­cate flow­ers grow in sum­mer, such as the leek-like Tul­baghia vi­o­lacea, the laven­der-like Ver­bena bonar­ien­sis, and the col­or­ful Core­op­sis. There is a stretch of hy­drangeas with col­ors from peach to blue at the Moshan Hill Scenic Spot. In ad­di­tion to the plants, many small an­i­mals abound, such as Chi­nese fer­ret­bad­gers and weasels. Moorhens are also fre­quently seen among the bushes and their long, slen­der legs al­low them to walk through lo­tus leaves.

Ver­bena bonar­ien­sis

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