Saussurea gossypiphora, Fini Kamal, Fen Kamal
saussurea-gossypiphora, Phen Kamal, Pheni kamal
Botanical Name Saussurea gossypiphora
English Name Saussurea gossypiphora
Local Name Phen Kamal, Pheni Kamal, Kapasi.
Flowering time June to September.
Where will you find it in Valley of flowers You will find it only at
Hemkund Shahib Lake . This picture was clicked on 6th September, 2012 at Hemkund Shahib Lake . You will not find this flower at Valley of Flowers
Other flowers of the family
Saussurea Obvallata Saussurea Simpsoniana
Other Information Plant is considered as sacred. It is near threatened. The term
Gossypi means cotton and Phora means bearing, referring to the cottony nature of the flower.
Geranium-robertianum, Herb Robert, Red Robin
Geranium-robertianum, Herb Robert, Red Robin,
Family name Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Botanical Name Geranium-robertianum
English Name Herb Robert, Red Robin
Local Name Ratanjot, Kaphlya, Laljar
Flowering time July to July
Where will you find it in Valley of flowers You will not find it easily in
Valley of flowers. In fact the picture above was taken on second September on the way from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria
Other Information The whole plant is used in the treatment of toothache. The plant has anti-diabetic and diuretic properties.
Violaceae (Violet Family)
Local Name Thungtu, Banfsha
Flowering time May to July
Where will you find it in Valley of flowers You can find
near the entry point of Viola Pilosa just before entring the gate. This picture was taken in last week of May 2012 near the entry gate of valley of flowers Valley of flowers.
Other Information The whole plant is used in treating fevers.Syrup prepared from flowers is used for treating infantile disorders. Roots are employed in treating fevers.
Ainsliaea Aptera, Whorl Flower, Karu-Bhuti, Khad-Jhari
Asteraceae (Aster or Sun Flower Family)
Botanical Name Ainsliaea
English Name Whorl Flower
Local Name Karu-Bhuti, Khad-Jhari
Flowering time June to July
Where will you find it in Valley of flowers
You can find it in deep forest area at the start of the trek. First two kilometers inside the deep, humid and cold forest. This picture was taken in first week of June, 2012.
Other Information Wingless Ainsliaea is a small perennial herb which attracts attention by its dry-looking slender sprigs of frilly looking white flowers. Roots are used in alleviating fever, stomachache and urinary diseases.
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Anaphalis Triplinervis, Bugla, Buglya, Bukki
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Anemone Tetrasepala, Four Sepalled Anemone
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Spiraea Canescens, Jhair-Mairala, Kathmantiyal
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Leontopodium Brachyactis, Lion Foot
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Parnassia Nubicola, Phutkya
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Prenanthes Brunoniana, Nimula
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Trichosanthes Tricuspindata, Indrayan
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Halenia Elliptica, Spurred Gentian, Hasela
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Polygonum Polystachyum, Himalayan Knotweed, Ama-Haldu, Durfi
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