Question for China experts: what is this? Travels Add comments Apr 252012 Saw this in a store at an upscale western style shopping mall that also sold dried seahorse and various roots and herbs. Does anyone know what this is and what it used for? 2 Responses to “Question for China experts: what is this?” Journ-O-LST-3 says: April 26, 2012 at 5:37 am It’s called “Winter worm, summer grass” according to my girlfriend they will turn into worms in the winter if you keep them. She says they are expensive and medicine. I believe half of that. Ross says: April 26, 2012 at 8:07 am Talked to some local students today and had it identified as http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_sinensis thanks for the answers 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.