Gaultheria trichophylla

Gaultheria trichophylla in Valley of Flowers

Gaultheria trichophylla is prostrate shrublet with slender, wiry stems. Leaves are tiny. Flowers are pinkish white and solitary in axils of leaves. Corolla bell shaped up. Fruit are very attractive and flesy, shiny, florescent blue.

English Name

Creeping Snowberry, East wintergreen, Checkberry, Himalayan snowberry.

Local Name

Bher, Bhui kaphal, Bhuinala, Jheri

Family

Ericaceae

Flowering time

June to September

Habitat

Among rocks, on tree stumps, thickets of alpine areas.

Uses

Fruits are edible.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found almost in every part of valley but difficult to spot.

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