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
June to August
Undergrowth of forests and shruberries.
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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