Green flowers found in Valley of Flowers

Various green colored flowers like Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort, Arisaema Propinquum,Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily amd many more found in valley of flowers

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Here are the pictures and information of various flowers with green shade , found in valley of flowers

Botanical NameSaussurea Obvallata
English NameSacred Lotus
Local NameBrahmakamal, Kapfu, kon
Flowering timeJuly to Mid September.
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers You will find it easily at Hemkund Shahib Lake and one the way to Hemkund Sahib. (Last kilometer. This picture was clicked on 6th September, 2012 at Hemkund Shahib Lake . You will not find this flower at Valley of Flowers
Other flowers of the familysaussurea simpsoniana in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Simpsoniana saussurea gossypiphora in Valley of Flowers Saussurea Gossypiphora
Other InformationPlant is considered as sacred and is offered to Lord Shiva. The name Obvallata means surrounded or enclosed refers to the enclosed flower head.

Saussurea Obvallata, Sacred Lotus, Brahmakamal, Kapfu, Kon

saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in valley of flowers
Saussurea-obvallata, Braham Kamal in valley of flowers

Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Codonopsis Rotundifolia, Bellwort

codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of flowers
codonopsis-rotundifolia, Bellwort in Valley of flowers
Family nameCodonopsis
Botanical NameCodonopsis Rotundifolia
English NameBellwort
Flowering timeJuly to August.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers easily. After you enter the main valley (three kilometers from entry gate) you can spot this easily if you visit in the month of July and August.
Other InformationThe word Rotundifolia means Round shaped leaves as you can see the shape of flower in above picture.

Silene Vulgaris

Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowers
Silene Vulgaris in Valley of Flowersq
Family nameSilene (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameSilene Vulgaris
English NameSilene Vulgaris
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou 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.
Other InformationFormerly in La Mancha region of Spain, where Silene vulgaris leaves are valued as a green vegetable, there were people known as “collejeros” who picked these plants and sold them. Leaves are small and narrow, so it takes many plants to obtain a sizeable amount. In La Mancha the Silene vulgaris leaves, locally known as “collejas“, were mainly used to prepare a dish called gazpacho viudo (widower gazpacho). The ingredients were flatbread known as tortas de gazpacho and a stew prepared with Silene vulgaris leaves.

Arisaema Propinquum

Arisaema-Propinquum in Valley of Flowers
Arisaema Propinquum in Valley of Flowers
Family nameArisaema Propinquum (Schott)
Botanical NameArisaema Propinquum
English NameArisaema Propinquum
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can easily spot this flower in the forest which comes after crossing helipad grounds from Govindgaht to Ghangaria. In the last one kilometer of the trek towards Ghangaria you can see this flower. Even after crossing Ghangaria towards Valley of Flowers you can see this flower easily. But you will hardly find any of this flower inside Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThis resembles cobra snake. So also called as Cobra lily.

Arisaema Tortuosum, Meen, Cobra Lily

Arisaema-tortuosum in Valley of Flowers
Arisaema Tortuosum in Valley of Flowers
Family nameArisaema Tortuosum
Botanical NameArisaema Tortuosum
English NameArisaema Tortuosum
Local NameMeen, commonly called as cobra lily.
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it easily as soon as you start your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. As you reach village Pulna you can see this flower between rocks and in fact this picture was also taken in village Pulna itself. You may find some of flowers in upper region also but you will find it mainly in first six kilometers of the trek from Govindghat. This has a typical greenish yellow color and does not have lines like its counterpart Arisaema Propinquum
Other InformationThe word Tortuosum refers to twisted appendage of the spadix. The name Cobra lily comes from its cobra like appearance, with a whip-like tongue, up to 12″ long, rising up vertically. It is native to open Rhododendron forests, scrub and alpine meadows in the Himalaya from India to western China.

Feritillaria Roylei, East Himalayan Fritillary, Kakoli, Kshira Kakoli

Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers
Feritillaria Roylei in Valley of Flowers
Family nameFritillaria Linnaeus
Botanical NameFritillaria Roylei
English NameEast Himalayan Fritillary
Local NameKakoli, Kshira Kakoli (Sanskrit)
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Fritillaria Roylei easily in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a big rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThe tubers are used in treating asthma, fever and tuberculosis. In China bulbs are used in curing asthma and rheumatism.

Polygonatum Verticillatum, Whorled Solomon’s Seal, Kantula, Meda

Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers
Polygonatum-verticillatum in Valley of Flowers
Family namePolygonatum (Miller)
Botanical NamePolygonatum Verticillatum
English NameWhorled Solomon’s Seal
Local NameKantula, Meda (Sanskrit)
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Polygonatum Verticillatum flower inside the main part of Valley of Flowers. Just three kilometres from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers the main valley starts. Maximum number of flowers are seen in the next two kilometers from the official starting point.
Other InformationIn Ayurvedic system of medicine roots are used in the treatment of fever, general weakness and burning sensation. Roots and leaves are edible. Roots are also used in the treatment of cuts and wounds.

Angelica Archangelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, Chanda

Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower
Angelica Archangelica in Valley of Flower
Family nameApiaceae (Coriander Family)
Botanical NameAngelica Archangelica
English NameHoly Ghost, Wild Celery
Sanskrit NameChanda (Chorak Bhed)
Flowering timeMay to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower in the main part of Valley of Flowers after crossing a huge rock near the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. This flower is found in abundance in July month.
Other InformationArchangelica means powerful angel, referring to the powerful medicinal properties of the plant.

Pleurospermum Candollii, Supka

Pleurospermum Candollii
Pleurospermum Candollii
Family namePleurospermum (Hoffemeister)
Botanical NamePleurospermum Candollii
English NamePleurospermum Candollii
Local NameSupka
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis Flower is generally not found in Valley of Flowers. However, you can find this flower on the bank of Hemkund Sahib Lake. This flowers is found an altitude range of 3500-4800 m. This picture was taken on 5th September, 2012 at Hemkund Sahib Lake.
Other InformationThe species name Candollii is on the owner of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss Botanist. The fruits are used in treatment of renal diseases and stomachache.

Juncus Himalensis

Juncus Himalensis
Juncus Himalensis
Family nameJuncaceae (Rush Family)
Botanical NameJuncus Himalensis
English NameJuncus Himalensis
Flowering timeMay to June
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers316
Other Information

Arisaema Jaquemontii

Arisaema Jaquemontii
Arisaema Jaquemontii
Family nameAraceae (Arum Family)
Botanical NameArisaema Jaquemontii
English NameArisaema Jaquemontii
Flowering timeJune to July
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers318
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