Geranium wallichianum

Geranium wallichianum

Geranium wallichianum in Valley of Flowers

Geranium wallichianum is named after Nathaniel Wallich who was involved in the development botanical Garden, Kolkata.

It is a perennial herb of 40-60 cm height. Leaves can vary from 3 – 12 cm, shape is orbicular and color varies from deep or purplish pink to blue with a dark violet center. Its petals are marked with dark veins and anthers are of blackish color.

English Name

Wallich’s Geranium

Local Name

Laljar, Ratanjot, Kaphlya

Family

Geraniaceae

Flowering time

June to September

Habitat

Moist open places

Uses

Roots of Geranium wallichianum are used for treating ear and eyes diseases. Red dye made from this plant is used as dye for woollen clothes and to promote hair growth. In Nepal whole plant is used for treating rheumatic pains and to clot bleeding. Roots are very useful as they are used to treat peptic ulcers. In India, it’s roots are used for toothache

Location in the Valley of flowers

You will find it in abundance in Valley of flowers. In fact it paints Valley of flowers with its Blue-violet color. Geranium wallichianum is one of the most beautiful flower in the Valley of flowers. It looks more beautiful with due drops on it (Some time you can see this even after soft drizzle in day time also.) It along with Campanula Latifolia and Polemonium paints valley of flowers in Blueish purple shade.

Following are some of the pictures of the Geranium wallichianum,hope you will like them all. If yes do not forget to comment or share with your friends.

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