Ginseng farms in northern China

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at ginseng farms in northern China.

Download Full Size Image

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at ginseng farms in northern China.

Wild ginseng grows in damp forests in Asia and North America, and is also known to have a variety of healing properties. As a result, a multi-billion dollar ginseng industry has developed in northern China.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory