Saussurea simpsoniana

Saussurea simpsoniana in Valley of flowers

Saussurea simpsoniana is a herb of height 5 to 12 cm long. Its stems are densely covered with white wool. Leaves are too covered with wool and 4 to 10 cm long. Flower heads area with purple florets in a dome shaped inflorescence which is covered by dense white wool. Flower heads are exposed.

English Name

Sacred Saussurea

Local Name




Flowering time

July to October


At rocky slopes of moraines and boulders.


Roots are used for the treating male sterility.

Location in the Valley of flowers

You will find it only at Hemkund Shahib Lake . This picture was clicked on 6th September, 2012 at Hemkund Shahib Lake . You will not find this flower at Valley of Flowers.

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  1. Saussurea simpsoniana is clicked by me in hemkund sahib and towards kagbhushandi trek, On this trek when you go on the maximum height you find many flowers ,,,kagbhushandi trek route is also full of many flowering plants pratap chauhan ,bhyundar valley


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