Bistorta Affinis

Bistorta affinis Flower found in the Valley of flowers

Bistorta affinis is found in 2-3 varieties in the valley of flowers. It is very attractive flower especially due to twisted stem. It’s stem is tufted and upper leaves are smaller. Flowers at this tufted stem are pale to deep pink in color. In short Bistorta Affinis looks like a long cylindrical spike. It is a common flower and can be spotted easily in the valley of flowers from June mid to End of September.

English Name

Bistorta affinis

Local Name

Chookroo, Masloon, Himalayan fleece flower



Flowering time

June to September


Moist Places, Mountain slopes and Meadows


Whole Plant is used for the treatment of diarrhoea and cold. The seeds are edible.

Location in the Valley of flowers

You can find it easily near Pushpawati river bed in Valley of flowers. However many colonies of Bistorta Affinis can be seen on the bank of Hemkund Sahib lake also.

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