Reinwardtia indica

Reinwardtia indica in Valley of Flowers

Reinwardtia indica is a shrub or under shrub upto one meter tall. Branches are spreading, rounded and angular. Leaves are alternate, simple, elliptic – obovate or lanceolate at apex, rounded or heart shaped. Flowers are bright yellow. Sepals are 5.

English Name


Local Name

Phiunli and Basanthi


Linaceae (Flax Family)

Flowering time

May to early June


Waysides and grassy slopes.


Leaves are chewed to clean the tongue and decoction is used for gargles.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found on the way from Govindghat to Ghangaria.

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