Silene vulgaris is a perennial and hariless herb of 30 – 100 cm high. Stem is erect and usually of Gray color, terminally branched. Flowers are white or greenish white. Calyx is usually pink or violet tinged.
Specific name is vulgaris refers to commonly occurring.
June to September
Alpine Meadows, shady areas and grassy slopes.
Young shoots and leaves are used as vegetable. Leaves are used in treating bronchitis.
Location in the Valley of flowers
You can find it throughout in Valley of flowers after crossing the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. As you walk along the fixed path in Valley of flowers you can see this flower on both of your sides from July to mid August very easily. After mid August the plant starts maturing and its color changes to brown.
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