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​In Shanxi, farmers harvest red fireweed

Time:2022-09-20 15:31:38

Source:CHINA DAILY

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

In the golden days of autumn, farmers in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province, are welcoming this year's bumper harvest of fireweed, or kochia Scoparia.

Fireweed, a kind of grassy bush that takes on a bright red color in autumn, can be used to make brooms after it is dried.

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

More than 13.3 hectares of farmland in the village have been planted with fireweed, and the value of fireweed sales is estimated at around 600,000 yuan ($86,100) a year, greatly improving villagers' incomes.

The harvest also results in a unique red landscape that attracts many tourists to the village.

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Farmers in Caojiagou village in Liulin county, Shanxi province, are glad for this year's bumper harvest of fireweed. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists take photos on farmland in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists take photos on farmland in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists take photos on farmland in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists take photos on farmland in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists take photos on farmland in Caojiagou village of Liulin county, Shanxi province. [Photo by Wang Fengyun/For chinadaily.com.cn]

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