Morina longifolia

Morina longifolia in Valley of Flowers

Morina longifolia is a herb of 40 cm to 90 cm height. Branches are hairless or adpressed with short hairs. Leaves are opposite or in pseudo whorls. Flowers are white, turning pink on maturity and arranged in whorls. The specific name longifolia means long leaves.

English Name


Local Name

Biskanakara, Biskandru


Dipsacaceae (Teasel or Scabious Family)

Flowering time

June to September


Can be found at grassy slopes and alpine meadows and shrubberies.


In Tibetan medicine stem, leaves and flowers are used in digestive disorders, nausea and vomiting.

Location in the Valley of flowers

You can see this flower right from the entry gate of Valley of flowers and till the Pushpawati river bed at various spots. The flower can be spotted easily because of its color and size. If you visit Valley of flowers after second week of August you will find only a few flowers blooming but you can witness the tall stalk of old flowers which bloomed in July and August. The picture above was taken on 15th July, 2007 just after entering the Valley of flowers gate. You may see village Ghangaria in background.

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