L. chinensis is a small perennial herb that grows in tangled clumps from 15 cm to 35 cm long.
This is a herbaceous, perennial plant. It is low growing, with heads of whitish flowers, often with a tinge of pink or cream that may come on with the aging of the plant.
Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is from South Asia and the north of Australia, belonging to dicotyledons.
Naidong is also called Jiangxue. Since it is evergreen, it has also been given the name 'Naidong'(being resistant to coldness).