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Various green colored flowers like Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort, Arisaema Propinquum,Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily amd many more found in valley of flowers

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Here are the pictures and information of various flowers with green shade , found in valley of flowers

Botanical Name Saussurea Obvallata
English Name Sacred Lotus
Local Name Brahmakamal, Kapfu, kon
Flowering time July to Mid September.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find it easily at Hemkund Shahib Lake and one the way to Hemkund Sahib. (Last kilometer. 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 simpsoniana in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Simpsoniana saussurea gossypiphora in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Gossypiphora
Other Information Plant is considered as sacred and is offered to Lord Shiva. The name Obvallata means surrounded or enclosed refers to the enclosed flower head.

Saussurea Obvallata, Sacred Lotus, Brahmakamal, Kapfu, Kon

saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in valley of flowers

Saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in valley of flowers

Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort

codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of flowers

codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of flowers

Family name Codonopsis
Botanical Name Codonopsis Rotundifolia
English Name Bellwort
Flowering time July to August.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers easily. After you enter the main valley (three kilometers from entry gate) you can spot this easily if you visit in the month of July and August.
Other Information The word Rotundifolia means Round shaped leaves as you can see the shape of flower in above picture.

Silene Vulgaris

Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowers

Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowersq

Family name Silene (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Silene Vulgaris
English Name Silene Vulgaris
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find it throughout in Valley of Flowers after crossing the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. As you walk along the fixed path in Valley of Flowers you can see this flower on both of your sides from July to mid August very easily. After mid August the plant starts maturing and its color changes to brown.
Other Information Formerly in La Mancha region of Spain, where Silene vulgaris leaves are valued as a green vegetable, there were people known as “collejeros” who picked these plants and sold them. Leaves are small and narrow, so it takes many plants to obtain a sizeable amount. In La Mancha the Silene vulgaris leaves, locally known as “collejas“, were mainly used to prepare a dish called gazpacho viudo (widower gazpacho). The ingredients were flatbread known as tortas de gazpacho and a stew prepared with Silene vulgaris leaves.

Arisaema Propinquum

Arisaema-Propinquum in Valley of Flowers

Arisaema Propinquum in Valley of Flowers

Family name Arisaema Propinquum (Schott)
Botanical Name Arisaema Propinquum
English Name Arisaema Propinquum
Flowering time June to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can easily spot this flower in the forest which comes after crossing helipad grounds from Govindgaht to Ghangaria. In the last one kilometer of the trek towards Ghangaria you can see this flower. Even after crossing Ghangaria towards Valley of Flowers you can see this flower easily. But you will hardly find any of this flower inside Valley of Flowers.
Other Information This resembles cobra snake. So also called as Cobra lily.

Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily

Arisaema-tortuosum in Valley of Flowers

Arisaema Tortuosum in Valley of Flowers

Family name Arisaema Tortuosum
Botanical Name Arisaema Tortuosum
English Name Arisaema Tortuosum
Local Name Meen, commonly called as cobra lily.
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find it easily as soon as you start your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. As you reach village Pulna you can see this flower between rocks and in fact this picture was also taken in village Pulna itself. You may find some of flowers in upper region also but you will find it mainly in first six kilometers of the trek from Govindghat. This has a typical greenish yellow color and does not have lines like its counterpart Arisaema Propinquum
Other Information The word Tortuosum refers to twisted appendage of the spadix. The name Cobra lily comes from its cobra like appearance, with a whip-like tongue, up to 12″ long, rising up vertically. It is native to open Rhododendron forests, scrub and alpine meadows in the Himalaya from India to western China.

Feritillaria Roylei, East Himalayan Fritillary, Kakoli, Kshira Kakoli

Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers

Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers

Family name Fritillaria Linnaeus
Botanical Name Fritillaria Roylei
English Name East Himalayan Fritillary
Local Name Kakoli, Kshira Kakoli (Sanskrit)
Flowering time June to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Fritillaria Roylei easily in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a big rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers.
Other Information The tubers are used in treating asthma, fever and tuberculosis. In China bulbs are used in curing asthma and rheumatism.

Polygonatum Verticillatum, Whorled Solomon’s Seal, Kantula, Meda

Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers

Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers

Family name Polygonatum (Miller)
Botanical Name Polygonatum Verticillatum
English Name Whorled Solomon’s Seal
Local Name Kantula, Meda (Sanskrit)
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Polygonatum Verticillatum flower inside the main part of Valley of Flowers. Just three kilometres from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers the main valley starts. Maximum number of flowers are seen in the next two kilometers from the official starting point.
Other Information In Ayurvedic system of medicine roots are used in the treatment of fever, general weakness and burning sensation. Roots and leaves are edible. Roots are also used in the treatment of cuts and wounds.

Angelica Archangelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, Chanda

Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower

Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower

Family name Apiaceae (Coriander Family)
Botanical Name Angelica Archangelica
English Name Holy Ghost, Wild Celery
Sanskrit Name Chanda (Chorak Bhed)
Flowering time May to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find this flower in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a huge rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. This flower is found in abundance in July month.
Other Information Archangelica means powerful angel, referring to the powerful medicinal properties of the plant.

Pleurospermum Candollii, Supka

Pleurospermum Candollii

Pleurospermum Candollii

Family name Pleurospermum (Hoffemeister)
Botanical Name Pleurospermum Candollii
English Name Pleurospermum Candollii
Local Name Supka
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers This Flower is generally not found in Valley of Flowers. However, you can find this flower on the bank of Hemkund Sahib Lake. This flowers is found an altitude range of 3500-4800 m. This picture was taken on 5th September, 2012 at Hemkund Sahib Lake.
Other Information The species name Candollii is on the owner of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss Botanist. The fruits are used in treatment of renal diseases and stomachache.

Juncus Himalensis

Juncus Himalensis

Juncus Himalensis

Family name Juncaceae (Rush Family)
Botanical Name Juncus Himalensis
English Name Juncus Himalensis
Flowering time May to June
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers 316
Other Information

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Family name Araceae (Arum Family)
Botanical Name Arisaema Jaquemontii
English Name Arisaema Jaquemontii
Flowering time June to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers 318
Other Information

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