Mianthemum purpureum is an erect herb of 30-50 cm with creeping rhizomes and stem with two rank of leaves. Leaves are alternate from 3 to 9 per plant. Flowers are white in color and looks like long spikes. Berries are purple black when get ripen.
Mianthemum, the genetic name means a plant which flowers in May.
May to July
Undergrowth of forests in moist places.
Whole plant is used as a vegetable. Leaves being used for dysmenorrhoea.
Location in the Valley of flowers
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