Saussurea piptathera is a herb of 1 m tall. Leaves are oblong or ovate-oblong. Sharply toothed along the margins. Heads are densely crowded corymbs. The specific name Pipththera refers to falling of flowers along with the stalks.
July to September
Location in the Valley of flowers
It is found in deeper parts and at Hemkund Sahib.
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