Cotoneaster microphyllus in Valley of Flowers
Cotoneaster microphyllus is evergreen shrub with woody, spreading, rigid, often mat forming branches. Leaves are alternate up to 1*0.5 cm in size, obovate-elliptic, shining and glabrous above, dull and bristly hairy beneath. Flowers are white, small, measuring up to 8 mm across, single, one to three together, calyx bell shaped, densely hair, petals are five. Fruits are green turning green on maturity.
|Small leaved Cotoneaster|
|May to October|
May to October
Whole plant is having an astringent property. Fruits are edible. Roots are used for treating scabies.
Location in the Valley of flowers
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