Pleurospermum candollei in Valley of Flowers
The species name Candollii is on the owner of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss Botanist.
Pleurospermum candollei is an annual herb of 10 to 25 cm tall. Stems are hollow with leaf bases on the lower parts. Leaves are compound 1.3-3 cm long, leaflets are broad and sinuately toothed. Flowers are white in color and involucres of 10 to 15 bractlets which are even longer than the flowers with broad white color margin and a greenish mid rib.
|Paper Cup Flower|
|June to September|
At alpine slopes and open grassland, rock crevices.
The fruits for used for the treatment of flatulence, dyspepsia, renal diseases and in stomach ache.
Location in the Valley of flowers
This Flower is generally not found in Valley of Flowers. However, you can find this flower on the bank of Hemkund Sahib Lake. This flowers is found an altitude range of 3500-4800 m. This picture was taken on 5th September, 2012 at Hemkund Sahib Lake.
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