Rhododendron campanulatum

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.

English Name

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Local Name

NOT AVAILABLE

Family

Ericaceae

Flowering time

April to June

Habitat

Alpine shruberries and slopes of mountains.

Uses

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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