Polygonum amplexicaule

Polygonum amplexicaule in Valley of Flowers

Polygonum amplexicaule is an erect rhizomatous herb of 30-80 cm height. It has thick rootstocks. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate. Flowers are deep red and flowering spikes are solitary. the specific name Amplexicaule means clasping the stem refers to the leaf bases clasping the stem. The genetic name Polygonum refers to thickened joints of the stem.

English Name


Local Name

Kutrya and Amli



Flowering time

July to September


Mountain slopes and moist places, meadows.


Leaves are used in dysentery and wounds. Roots are employed in treating cough and dysentery. Whole plant is believed to cause abortion.

Location in the Valley of flowers

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Polygonum amplexicaule
Polygonum amplexicaule

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