Bistorta vaccinifolia

Bistorta vaccinifolia in Valley of Flowers

Bistorta vaccinifolia is a herb with woody stock and tufted trailing stem. Leaves are elliptic, narrowed at both the ends. Flowers are pink, long, clustered in terminals. Stamens are 8 with unequal filaments.

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Flowering time

July to September


In meadows, near streams and wet places, often colony forming.


Leaves are used as vegetable. The roots are said to have used to treat tuberculosis.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found in middle and deeper parts of the valley. It is commonly found at Hemkund Sahib also.

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