Ligularia amplexiacaulis in Valley of Flowers
Ligularia amplexiacaulis is a perennial herb with grooved stems and of height 1.2 m. Leaves are orbicular and diameter is 10 to 30 cm. Flowers head are bright yellow and they found in clusters. Ray florets are linearly oblong and disc florets are yellowish brown.
Ligularia, the genus name means strap or spoon.
|Asteraceae (Sunflower family)|
|July to September|
Shrubberies and forests.
In Tibet stems, leaves and flowers are used for treating digestive disorders, vomiting or indigestion. In Nepal roots are used for bone fractures and pains.
Location in the Valley of flowers
You can find Ligularia Amplexicaulis very easily in the deep forest just 200 meters from the entry gate of Valley of flowers. After crossing a frozen river (frozen till mid July) and walking for another 100 meters you can find many Ligularia Amplexicaulis flowers on both sides of your trek. After that you can easily spot this flower many times on your way towards and inside Valley of flowers. You may spot few flowers on Pushpawati river bed also. This flower can be spotted easily from mid July to mid August.
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