Roscoea alpina

Roscoea alpina in Valley of Flowers

Roscoea alpina is a herb of 10-15 cm height with thick tuberous roots. Stems have papery bracts below the sessile leaves. Leaves are elliptic lanceolate. Flowers are deep purple in color and they become pale purple on ageing. The specific name epithet Alpina refers to inhabitation of this species in Alpine regions.

Status : Endangered

English Name

Alpine Roscoea

Local Name

Kakoli

Family

Zingiberaceae

Flowering time

June to August

Habitat

Undergrowth of forests and shruberries.

Uses

Leaves are used in the treatment of cuts and wounds in cattles.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It found near the helipad at Ghangaria.

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Roscoea alpina
Roscoea alpina

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