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Yellow flowers like Vajardanti, Potentilla Cuneifolia,Taraxacum Officinale, Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion, Dughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu,Caltha Palustris, Marsh Marigold, Shomalap and many more found in valley of flowers.

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Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil

Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil in Valley of flowers

Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil in Valley of flowers

Botanical Name Potentilla Agyrophylla
English Name Himalayan Cinquefoil
Local Name Vajardanti
Flowering time June to August, You may find some flowers up to mid September also, near Pushpawati river bed.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will NOT find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers unlike its counterpart, the blood colored Vajardanti. But if you are lucky you may find some of them in the middle part of Valley of Flowers
Other flowers of the family Vajardanti in Valley of Flowers Potentilla atrisanguinea. Vajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla Cuneifolia.
Other Information The word Agyrophylla is from Greek words Argyros means silver and Phylla means leaves. Referring to silvery leaves.

Vajardanti, Potentilla Cuneifolia

Potentilla cuneifolia, Vajardanti in Valley of flowers

Potentilla cuneifolia, Vajardanti in Valley of flowers

Botanical Name Potentilla Cuneifolia
Local Name Vajardanti
Flowering time June to August.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will NOT find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers unlike its counterpart, the blood colored Vajardanti. But if you are lucky you may find some of them in the middle part of Valley of Flowers.
Other flowers of the family Vajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla atrisanguinea. Vajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla Agyrophylla
Other Information The word Cuneifolia refers to Cuneate base means narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base.

Saxifraga Brunonis

Saxifraga brunonis in Valley of flowers

Saxifraga brunonis in Valley of flowers

Family name Saxifragaceae
Botanical Name Saxifraga brunonis
English Name Saxifraga brunonis
Local Name
Flowering time June to August. But ironiclly this picture was taken in mid September. You may find some rare flowers in September also.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You may find it among rocks, mosses in moist and shady places in Valley of Flowers
Other Information The word Brunonis refers to Robert Brown (1773-1858), a Scottish Botanist. Saxifraga is a large group of hardy perennial plants, of which a few are found in Asia. The name is an old Latin name derived from saxum, a rock and frangor, to break; the plant was thought to break stones in the bladder. Saxifraga brunonis is a herb 5-10 cm high which forms a creeping mat of pale green rosettes with loose panicles of yellow flowers. It has slender, red, leafless runners, terminating in a bud.

Saxifraga Parnassifolia, Meconopsis Aculeata

Saxifraga-parnassifolia in valley of flowers

Saxifraga Parnassifolia in valley of flowers

Family name Saxifragaceae – Saxifrage family
Botanical Name Meconopsis aculeata.
English Name Saxifraga-parnassifolia
Flowering time August to October.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find this flower in abundance at Hemkund Sahib Lake and on the way to Hemkund Sahib (last one kilometer). Also you can find some flowers after walking just 200 meters from entry gate of Valley of Flowers. The picture above is taken at Hemkund Sahib Lake
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Taraxacum Officinale, Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion, Dughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu

Taraxacum-officinale in Valley of Flowers

Taraxacum-officinale in Valley of Flowers

Family name Taraxacum
Botanical Name Taraxacum officinale
English Name Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion
Local Name Dughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu.
Flowering time March to November
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find Taraxacum officinale in almost all places in Valley of Flowers. There is no such specific location. But this picture was taken near entry point of Valley of Flowers at Frozen River in June first week, 2012.
Other Information Taraxacum Officinale is used in treating blisters, dysentery and wounds. Leaves are used in treatment of dislocation of joints. The word Taraxacum is derived from Talkh Chakok means a bitter herb and Officinale means a herb which is sold for its medicinal properties.

Caltha Palustris, Marsh Marigold, Shomalap

Caltha-palustris in Valley of Flowers

Caltha-palustris in Valley of Flowers

Family name Caltha (Linaeus)
Botanical Name Caltha Palustris
English Name Marsh Marigold
Local Name Shomalap.
Flowering time June to August. This picture was taken in the last week of May 2012.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find it on the banks of river, dump and marshy areas. Specially near waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers’ entry gate.
Other Information In the United Kingdom, it is probably one of the most ancient native plants, surviving the glaciations and flourishing after the last retreat of the ice, in a landscape inundated with glacial melt waters. The Sap of the plant causes irritation to sensitive skin.

Gagealutea, Yellow star of Bethlehem

Gagealutea in Valley of Flowers

Gagealutea in Valley of Flowers

Family name Gagea Salisbury
Botanical Name Gagea Lutea
English Name Yellow star of Bethlehem
Flowering time May to June
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers This picture was clicked on the way to Hemkund Sahib in last week of May, 2012. In fact you can find it there only till June last.
Other Information The word Leutea means yellow referring to bright yellow color of the flower.

Impatiens Scabrida, Bantil, Tillua, Rindliya

Impatiens Scabrida in Valley of Flowers

Impatiens Scabrida in Valley of Flowers

Family name Balsaminaceae (Balsam)
Botanical Name Impatiens Scabrida
English Name Impatiens Scabrida
Local Name Bantil, Tillua, Rindliya.
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find it easily on the your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. (Last 3 Kilometers, after crossing Pushpawati river)
Other Information Its seeds are edible.

Lilium Oxypetalum

Lilium Oxypetalum in Valley of Flowers

Lilium Oxypetalum in Valley of Flowers

Family name Lilium (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Lilium oxypetalum
English Name Lilium oxypetalum
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find its colonies in Valley of Flowers from July first week to mid July. After this you can see few flowers only till July last week. You can see this beautiful flower in the main part of Valley of Flowers i.e. just 300 meters from the official starting point of Valley of Flowers.
Other Information The term Lilium is derived from Lirion which means lily and the term Oxypetalum is derived from greek words, Oxy means sharp and Petalum means Petals. You can see the sharp petals in above picture.

Verbascum Thapsus, Aaron’s Rod, Cow’s Lungwort, Great Mullein, Akulbir, Kari Tamakhu

Verbascum Thapsus in Valley of Flowers

Verbascum Thapsus in Valley of Flowers

Family name Verbascum (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Verbascum Thapsus
English Name Aaron’s Rod, Cow’s Lungwort, Great Mullein
Local Name Akulbir, Kari Tamakhu
Flowering time January to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers We have never seen this flower in Valley of Flowers although you can spot this flower in Village Mana near Badrinath. We take our group to Badrinath and Mana.
Other Information Great Mullein has been used since ancient times as a remedy for skin, throat and breathing ailments. It has long had a medicinal reputation, especially as an astringent and emollient, as it contains mucilage, several saponins, coumarin and glycosides. Dioscorides recommended it for diseases of the lung and it is now widely available in health and herbal stores. Dyeing is one of the Non-medical use.

Viola Biflora, Yellow Violet, Banfsa, Dundibirali, Vanafsa

Viola biflora in Valley of Flowers

Viola biflora in Valley of Flowers

Family name Violaceae (Violet Family)
Botanical Name Viola Biflora
English Name Yellow Violet
Local Name Banfsa, Dundibirali, Vanafsa
Flowering time June to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find this flower on the way to Govindghat to Ghangaria from July to mid August easily.
Other Information Biflora means two flowered. Therefore it is also called as two flowered violet.

Berberis Jaeschkeana, Barberry, Kingor

Berberis-Jaeschkeana in Valley of Flowers

Berberis Jaeschkeana in Valley of Flowers

Family name Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)
Botanical Name Berberis Jaeschkeana
English Name Barberry
Local Name Kingor
Flowering time June to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers If you visiting Valley of Flowers in early June you can find it easily at the first glacier (Frozen River) just after entering the entry gate (Just 100 meters away from the gate). This is an armed shrub and up to two meters tall. The plant is used as an astringent and roots are employed on cuts and wounds, used in treating skin diseases, urinary disorders and jaundice. Honey bees love this flower. You can see a honey bee in the picture above. We took not less than 10 picture of this bee in June first week of 2012 apart from this picture. You can also see this plant on your trek from Mana to Vasudhara falls
Other Information It is locally called as kingor. Distributed from Pakistan, north west Himalayas, Kashmir and Nepal.

Ligularia Amplexicaulis

Ligularia Amplexicaulis in Valley of Flowers

Ligularia Amplexicaulis in Valley of Flowers

Family name Ligularia Cassini
Botanical Name Ligularia Amplexicaulis
English Name Ligularia Amplexicaulis
Flowering time July to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Ligularia Amplexicaulis very easily in the deep forest just 200 meters from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. After crossing a frozen river (frozen till mid July) and walking for another 100 meters you can find many Ligularia Amplexicaulis flowers on both sides of your trek. After that you can easily spot this flower many times on your way towards and inside Valley of Flowers. You may spot few flowers on Pushpawati river bed also. This flower can be spotted easily from mid July to mid August.
Other Information The stems, leaves and flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have an astringent taste and a cooling potency. Digestive and emetic, they are used in the treatment of vomiting from indigestion.

Corydalis Cornuta, Balsam Jar, Balsam Jadi, Indra Jatta

Corydalis Cornuta in Valley of Flowers

Corydalis Cornuta in Valley of Flowers

Family name Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
Botanical Name Corydalis Cornuta
English Name Corydalis Cornuta
Local Name Balsam Jar, Balsam Jadi, Indra Jatta
Flowering time June to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers This flower is found near streams in Valley of Flowers and on the bank of Hemkund Sahib lake. You can spot this flower very easily as prominent yellow color near streams (especially near Pushpawati River Bed) in Valley of Flowers. It makes landscapes very beautiful due to its color and large numbers near streams.
Other Information The word Cornuta means bearing horns and spurs.

Cremanthodium Arnicoides, Himalayan Daisy

Cremanthodium Arnicoides in Valley of Flowers

Cremanthodium Arnicoides in Valley of Flowers

Family name Cremanthodium
Botanical Name Cremanthodium Arnicoides
English Name Himalayan Daisy
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers This eye catching flower can be seen in the first half of Valley of Flowers, up to three kilometers from the entry gate. You can also find this flower on the way to Hemkund Sahib also. (Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib)
Other Information The species name Arnicoides means resembling Arnica flowers, a fragrant plant belonging to sunflower family. Cremanthodium Arnicoides is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to China.

Erysimum Hieraciifolium

Erysimum Hieraciifolium in Valley of Flowers

Erysimum Hieraciifolium in Valley of Flowers

Family name Erysimum
Botanical Name Erysimum Hieraciifolium
English Name Erysimum Hieraciifolium
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You may not find it in Valley of Flowers but you can find Erysimum Hieraciifolium very easily just after starting your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria on both sides of your trek. If you take Helicopter instead of trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria you may miss this flower and some of other flowers which are found only between Govindghat and Ghangaria.
Other Information Young shoots and leaves are edible.

Pedicularis Hoffmeisteri, Haldya Phool

Pedicularis Bicornuta in Valley of Flowers

Pedicularis Bicornuta in Valley of Flowers

Family name Pedicularis (Linnaeus Lousewort)
Botanical Name Pedicularis hoffmeisteri
English Name Pedicularis hoffmeisteri
Local Name Haldya Phool
Flowering time July to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Pedicularis Hoffmeisteri very easily in almost all parts of Valley of Flowers. Provided you visit from 15th July to 15th September. The flowers are very beautiful and they welcome you right from the entrance of Valley of Flowers. This picture was taken at Pushpawati River Bed.
Other Information This is found at an altitude range of 2500-4500 m. This is called Haldya Phool because of its color. (In Hindi Haldya means turmeric).

Rhodiola Imbricata

Rhodiola Imbricata in Valley of Flowers

Rhodiola Imbricata in Valley of Flowers

Family name Rhodiola (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Rhodiola Imbricata
English Name Rhodiola Imbricata
Flowering time June to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers This is generally found in less numbers as compare to it is found in Hemkund Sahib. At Hemkund Sahib it is found almost everywhere specially near Saussurea Obvallata flowers.
Other Information Rhodiola Imbricata is found at an altitude range of 3000-4000 m.

Nepeta Govaniana

Nepeta Govaniana in Valley of Flowers

Salvia Nubicola in Valley of Flowers

Family name Nepeta
Botanical Name Nepeta Govaniana
English Name Nepeta Govaniana
Local Name
Flowering time August to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find this flower after trekking for about two and half kilometers from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers till the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. Official start point is approximately 3 kilometers from the entry gate.
Other Information This flower is found at an altitude range of 3000-4000 m.

Senecio Laetus, Ragwort, Zerjum

Senecio Laetus in Valley of Flowers

Senecio Laetus in Valley of Flowers

Family name Senecio (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Senecio Laetus
English Name Ragwort
Local Name Zerjum
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Senecio Laetus in almost all parts of Valley of Flowers. This flower is visible mainly the month of mid July to mid August.
Other Information Whole plant is used in the treatment of Body Swelling and Sore Throat.

Solidago Virgaurea, Golden Rod, Pinja-Phool, Sonali

Solidago Virgaurea in Valley of Flowers

Solidago Virgaurea in Valley of Flowers

Family name Solidago (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Solidago Virgaurea
English Name Golden Rod
Local Name Pinja-Phool, Sonali
Flowering time June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find this flower in moist places specially in the dense forest near the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. The dense forest is 200 m. away from the entry gate.
Other Information You will found this flower at an altitude range of 1800-3500 m. the whole plant is used in treatment of Asthma.

Inula Grandiflora, Showy Inula

Inula Grandiflora

Inula Grandiflora

Family name Inula (Linnaeus)
Botanical Name Inula Grandiflora
English Name Showy Inula
Flowering time Late June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You can find Inula Grandiflora right from the entrance of Valley of Flowers. You will find its colonies near the entry gate and in the dense forest 200 m. from the entry gate. This flower is very common in first 2 kilometers from the entry gate.
Other Information You will found this flower at an altitude range of 2000-3500 m. The word Grandiflora means grand looking flower.

Orobanche Alba, Thyme Boom Rape

Orobanche Alba

Orobanche Alba

Family name Orobanchaceae (Boom Rape Family)
Botanical Name Orobanche Alba
English Name Thyme Boom Rape
Flowering time May to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers 247
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10 Comments

ヴィトンコピー通販 · January 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

This is a nice post!

hanumeswari · April 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm

i am longing to watch this beautiful place can i travel alone i am 47 and diabetic suggest the best season to see all flowers

    Devkant Sangwan · April 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    To see maximum number of flowers in valley of flowers you should visit valley of flowers from second half of July to first half of August. During this time we have four departures in 2013. You may visit our Valley of Tours and Packages page for more details. To know the best time to visit valley of flowers you may visit our best time to visit valley of flowers page. Yes you can come alone in my groups for valley of flowers trip. Kindly consult your doctor before booking your trip with us or deciding to go to valley of flowers. You can not see all the flowers in any season as some flowers bloom only for a week and some are visible for whole season. To see all the flowers you need to stay at Ghangaria for full season from June to September end. 🙂

      Mandeep Kaur Bhamra · January 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      We must try our best to come! Thanks a lot!

Dr jyoti raut · August 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

Good detail post. please add at what altitude these flowers grow, it will be very informative.

    Devkant Sangwan · August 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Dr Jyoti.

    All these Pictures are taken at Valley of flowers or at Hemkund Sahib. Valley of flowers is at a height varying 10500 feet to 12000 feet and Hemkund Sahib is at a height of 14000 feet. However I will update these tables as per your suggestion. Thanks for your valuable suggestion.

Mandeep Kaur Bhamra · January 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Wonderful! You work is remarkable! Thanks!

Mandeep Kaur Bhamra · January 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

We are grateful !

Sanjay Ojha · September 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Quite frankly, being a tour operator myself, I was looking for information for my own website but after having surfed your website I found your website to be one of the most informative and comprehensive websites I have ever seen related with any particular subject. You must feel proud of yourself for coming out with such a detailed website as the comment is coming from none other but a tour operator.

Sadly I saw your details today and even if I plan I guess it would be too late to come over for Valley of Flowers trip. I want to do a recce tour for my future guests and would love to work with you more closely for my inbound guests.

    Devkant Sangwan · November 1, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Thanks for the complements, I would love to work with you.

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