Dactylorhiza hatagirea

Dactylorhiza hatagirea in Valley of Flowers

Dactylorhiza hatagirea is an orchid of height 25 – 80 cm. It is an orchid with tubers divided like finger of palm. Stem with few leaf sheaths at base. Leaves are clustered and spreading. Flowers are dark purple or rosy purple.

English Name


Local Name

Hathageri, Salaam Panja and Paanch anguli.



Flowering time

June to August


Alpine meadows and mountain slopes.


Tubers are useful in treating bone fractures and cough, bronchitis and wounds.

Location in the Valley of flowers

Can be found in the middle part of the Valley of flowers on both sides of the trek.

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