Plant resources in Nanchong
There is only one kind of Metasequoia glyptostroboides introduced and cultivated in Nanchong City; there are two kinds of wild protected plants, namely, fragrant fruit tree and narrow leaf pygmy grass, and two kinds of cultivated Ginkgo biloba and Eucommia ulmoides; among the three kinds of protected plants, there are three kinds of wild Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Illicium verum and Gastrodia elata. Rice, wheat, corn and sweet potato are important food crops. Soybean, pea, mung bean and lentil are widely planted. Peanut, rape, cotton, jute and Kenaf are important economic crops. Chuanxiong, Gastrodia elata, Ophiopogon japonicus and Pinellia ternata are the main wild medicinal plants in Nanchong.