Rhododendron campanulatum in Valley of Flowers
Rhododendron campanulatum is a gregarious evergreen herb of 1.5 to 2.5 m. Leaves are broadly elliptic to oblong or oval shaped. Flowers are pale mauve, rosy purple or rarely white colored spotted with purple. The specific name Campanulatum means bell shaped with reference to bell shaped flowers.
|April to June|
|Alpine shruberries and slopes of mountains.|
|In India and Nepal roots are used in treating boils and leaves are used to alleviate cough, cold, headache, fever, rheumatism, sciatica and skin disease, syphilis.|
Location in the Valley of flowers
|It is found near Ghangaria and in all parts of the valley. But it is mainly found from April to early June.|
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