Peristrophe paniculata

Peristrophe paniculata in Valley of Flowers

Peristrophe paniculata is a profusely branching herb of 75 cm. Braches are 4 angled. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate. Flowers are purple and profusely branched. The specific name Paniculata refers to branched infloroscence.

English Name


Local Name

Kaknadi, Atrilal and Kakajangha



Flowering time

July to October


Common in cleared areas and way sides, waste places.


In Ayurveda roots are used for the treatment of leucorrhoea, wounds and snake bites.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found at Govindghat and on the trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

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Peristrophe paniculata
Peristrophe paniculata

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