Yellow Flowers found in Valley of Flowers

Yellow flowers like Vajardanti, Potentilla Cuneifolia,Taraxacum Officinale, Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion, Dughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu,Caltha Palustris, Marsh Marigold, Shomalap and many more found in Valley of Flowers.

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Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil

Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil in Valley of Flowers

Vajardanti, Potentilla agyrophylla , Himalayan Cinquefoil in Valley of Flowers


Botanical NamePotentilla Agyrophylla
English NameHimalayan Cinquefoil
Local NameVajardanti
Flowering timeJune to August, You may find some flowers up to mid September also, near Pushpawati river bed.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will NOT find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers unlike its counterpart, the blood colored Vajardanti. But if you are lucky you may find some of them in the middle part of Valley of Flowers
Other flowers of the familyVajardanti in Valley of Flowers Potentilla atrisanguinea.Vajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla Cuneifolia.
Other InformationThe word Agyrophylla is from Greek words Argyros means silver and Phylla means leaves. Referring to silvery leaves.

Vajardanti, Potentilla Cuneifolia

Potentilla cuneifolia, Vajardanti in Valley of Flowers

Potentilla cuneifolia, Vajardanti in Valley of Flowers


Botanical NamePotentilla Cuneifolia
Local NameVajardanti
Flowering timeJune to August.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will NOT find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers unlike its counterpart, the blood colored Vajardanti. But if you are lucky you may find some of them in the middle part of Valley of Flowers.
Other flowers of the familyVajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla atrisanguinea.Vajardanti in Valley of FlowersPotentilla Agyrophylla
Other InformationThe word Cuneifolia refers to Cuneate base means narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base.

Saxifraga Brunonis

Saxifraga brunonis in Valley of Flowers

Saxifraga brunonis in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSaxifragaceae
Botanical NameSaxifraga brunonis
English NameSaxifraga brunonis
Local Name
Flowering timeJune to August. But ironiclly this picture was taken in mid September. You may find some rare flowers in September also.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou may find it among rocks, mosses in moist and shady places in Valley of Flowers
Other InformationThe word Brunonis refers to Robert Brown (1773-1858), a Scottish Botanist. Saxifraga is a large group of hardy perennial plants, of which a few are found in Asia. The name is an old Latin name derived from saxum, a rock and frangor, to break; the plant was thought to break stones in the bladder. Saxifraga brunonis is a herb 5-10 cm high which forms a creeping mat of pale green rosettes with loose panicles of yellow flowers. It has slender, red, leafless runners, terminating in a bud.

Saxifraga Parnassifolia, Meconopsis Aculeata

Saxifraga-parnassifolia in Valley of Flowers

Saxifraga Parnassifolia in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSaxifragaceae - Saxifrage family
Botanical NameMeconopsis aculeata.
English NameSaxifraga-parnassifolia
Flowering timeAugust to October.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower in abundance at Hemkund Sahib Lake and on the way to Hemkund Sahib (last one kilometer). Also you can find some flowers after walking just 200 meters from entry gate of Valley of Flowers. The picture above is taken at Hemkund Sahib Lake
Other Information

Taraxacum Officinale, Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion, Dughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu

Taraxacum-officinale in Valley of Flowers

Taraxacum-officinale in Valley of Flowers


Family nameTaraxacum
Botanical NameTaraxacum officinale
English NameBitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion
Local NameDughdee, Kan Phuliya, Karatu.
Flowering timeMarch to November
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find Taraxacum officinale in almost all places in Valley of Flowers. There is no such specific location. But this picture was taken near entry point of Valley of Flowers at Frozen River in June first week, 2012.
Other InformationTaraxacum Officinale is used in treating blisters, dysentery and wounds. Leaves are used in treatment of dislocation of joints. The word Taraxacum is derived from Talkh Chakok means a bitter herb and Officinale means a herb which is sold for its medicinal properties.

Caltha Palustris, Marsh Marigold, Shomalap

Caltha-palustris in Valley of Flowers

Caltha-palustris in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCaltha (Linaeus)
Botanical NameCaltha Palustris
English NameMarsh Marigold
Local NameShomalap.
Flowering timeJune to August. This picture was taken in the last week of May 2012.
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find it on the banks of river, dump and marshy areas. Specially near waterfall in front of Valley of Flowers' entry gate.
Other InformationIn the United Kingdom, it is probably one of the most ancient native plants, surviving the glaciations and flourishing after the last retreat of the ice, in a landscape inundated with glacial melt waters. The Sap of the plant causes irritation to sensitive skin.

Gagealutea, Yellow star of Bethlehem

Gagealutea in Valley of Flowers

Gagealutea in Valley of Flowers


Family nameGagea Salisbury
Botanical NameGagea Lutea
English NameYellow star of Bethlehem
Flowering timeMay to June
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis picture was clicked on the way to Hemkund Sahib in last week of May, 2012. In fact you can find it there only till June last.
Other InformationThe word Leutea means yellow referring to bright yellow color of the flower.

Impatiens Scabrida, Bantil, Tillua, Rindliya

Impatiens Scabrida in Valley of Flowers

Impatiens Scabrida in Valley of Flowers


Family nameBalsaminaceae (Balsam)
Botanical NameImpatiens Scabrida
English NameImpatiens Scabrida
Local NameBantil, Tillua, Rindliya.
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find it easily on the your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria. (Last 3 Kilometers, after crossing Pushpawati river)
Other InformationIts seeds are edible.

Lilium Oxypetalum

Lilium Oxypetalum in Valley of Flowers

Lilium Oxypetalum in Valley of Flowers


Family nameLilium (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameLilium oxypetalum
English NameLilium oxypetalum
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find its colonies in Valley of Flowers from July first week to mid July. After this you can see few flowers only till July last week. You can see this beautiful flower in the main part of Valley of Flowers i.e. just 300 meters from the official starting point of Valley of Flowers.
Other InformationThe term Lilium is derived from Lirion which means lily and the term Oxypetalum is derived from greek words, Oxy means sharp and Petalum means Petals. You can see the sharp petals in above picture.

Verbascum Thapsus, Aaron’s Rod, Cow’s Lungwort, Great Mullein, Akulbir, Kari Tamakhu

Verbascum Thapsus in Valley of Flowers

Verbascum Thapsus in Valley of Flowers


Family nameVerbascum (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameVerbascum Thapsus
English NameAaron's Rod, Cow's Lungwort, Great Mullein
Local NameAkulbir, Kari Tamakhu
Flowering timeJanuary to July
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersWe have never seen this flower in Valley of Flowers although you can spot this flower in Village Mana near Badrinath. We take our group to Badrinath and Mana.
Other InformationGreat Mullein has been used since ancient times as a remedy for skin, throat and breathing ailments. It has long had a medicinal reputation, especially as an astringent and emollient, as it contains mucilage, several saponins, coumarin and glycosides. Dioscorides recommended it for diseases of the lung and it is now widely available in health and herbal stores. Dyeing is one of the Non-medical use.

Viola Biflora, Yellow Violet, Banfsa, Dundibirali, Vanafsa

Viola biflora in Valley of Flowers

Viola biflora in Valley of Flowers


Family nameViolaceae (Violet Family)
Botanical NameViola Biflora
English NameYellow Violet
Local NameBanfsa, Dundibirali, Vanafsa
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower on the way to Govindghat to Ghangaria from July to mid August easily.
Other InformationBiflora means two flowered. Therefore it is also called as two flowered violet.

Berberis Jaeschkeana, Barberry, Kingor

Berberis-Jaeschkeana in Valley of Flowers

Berberis Jaeschkeana in Valley of Flowers


Family nameBerberidaceae (Barberry Family)
Botanical NameBerberis Jaeschkeana
English NameBarberry
Local NameKingor
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersIf you visiting Valley of Flowers in early June you can find it easily at the first glacier (Frozen River) just after entering the entry gate (Just 100 meters away from the gate). This is an armed shrub and up to two meters tall. The plant is used as an astringent and roots are employed on cuts and wounds, used in treating skin diseases, urinary disorders and jaundice. Honey bees love this flower. You can see a honey bee in the picture above. We took not less than 10 picture of this bee in June first week of 2012 apart from this picture. You can also see this plant on your trek from Mana to Vasudhara falls
Other InformationIt is locally called as kingor. Distributed from Pakistan, north west Himalayas, Kashmir and Nepal.

Ligularia Amplexicaulis

Ligularia Amplexicaulis in Valley of Flowers

Ligularia Amplexicaulis in Valley of Flowers


Family nameLigularia Cassini
Botanical NameLigularia Amplexicaulis
English NameLigularia Amplexicaulis
Flowering timeJuly to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Ligularia Amplexicaulis very easily in the deep forest just 200 meters from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. After crossing a frozen river (frozen till mid July) and walking for another 100 meters you can find many Ligularia Amplexicaulis flowers on both sides of your trek. After that you can easily spot this flower many times on your way towards and inside Valley of Flowers. You may spot few flowers on Pushpawati river bed also. This flower can be spotted easily from mid July to mid August.
Other InformationThe stems, leaves and flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have an astringent taste and a cooling potency. Digestive and emetic, they are used in the treatment of vomiting from indigestion.

Corydalis Cornuta, Balsam Jar, Balsam Jadi, Indra Jatta

Corydalis Cornuta in Valley of Flowers

Corydalis Cornuta in Valley of Flowers


Family nameFumariaceae (Fumitory Family)
Botanical NameCorydalis Cornuta
English NameCorydalis Cornuta
Local NameBalsam Jar, Balsam Jadi, Indra Jatta
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis flower is found near streams in Valley of Flowers and on the bank of Hemkund Sahib lake. You can spot this flower very easily as prominent yellow color near streams (especially near Pushpawati River Bed) in Valley of Flowers. It makes landscapes very beautiful due to its color and large numbers near streams.
Other InformationThe word Cornuta means bearing horns and spurs.

Cremanthodium Arnicoides, Himalayan Daisy

Cremanthodium Arnicoides in Valley of Flowers

Cremanthodium Arnicoides in Valley of Flowers


Family nameCremanthodium
Botanical NameCremanthodium Arnicoides
English NameHimalayan Daisy
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis eye catching flower can be seen in the first half of Valley of Flowers, up to three kilometers from the entry gate. You can also find this flower on the way to Hemkund Sahib also. (Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib)
Other InformationThe species name Arnicoides means resembling Arnica flowers, a fragrant plant belonging to sunflower family. Cremanthodium Arnicoides is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to China.

Erysimum Hieraciifolium

Erysimum Hieraciifolium in Valley of Flowers

Erysimum Hieraciifolium in Valley of Flowers


Family nameErysimum
Botanical NameErysimum Hieraciifolium
English NameErysimum Hieraciifolium
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou may not find it in Valley of Flowers but you can find Erysimum Hieraciifolium very easily just after starting your trek from Govindghat to Ghangaria on both sides of your trek. If you take Helicopter instead of trekking from Govindghat to Ghangaria you may miss this flower and some of other flowers which are found only between Govindghat and Ghangaria.
Other InformationYoung shoots and leaves are edible.

Pedicularis Hoffmeisteri, Haldya Phool

Pedicularis Bicornuta in Valley of Flowers

Pedicularis Bicornuta in Valley of Flowers


Family namePedicularis (Linnaeus Lousewort)
Botanical NamePedicularis hoffmeisteri
English NamePedicularis hoffmeisteri
Local NameHaldya Phool
Flowering timeJuly to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Pedicularis Hoffmeisteri very easily in almost all parts of Valley of Flowers. Provided you visit from 15th July to 15th September. The flowers are very beautiful and they welcome you right from the entrance of Valley of Flowers. This picture was taken at Pushpawati River Bed.
Other InformationThis is found at an altitude range of 2500-4500 m. This is called Haldya Phool because of its color. (In Hindi Haldya means turmeric).

Rhodiola Imbricata

Rhodiola Imbricata in Valley of Flowers

Rhodiola Imbricata in Valley of Flowers


Family nameRhodiola (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameRhodiola Imbricata
English NameRhodiola Imbricata
Flowering timeJune to August
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersThis is generally found in less numbers as compare to it is found in Hemkund Sahib. At Hemkund Sahib it is found almost everywhere specially near Saussurea Obvallata flowers.
Other InformationRhodiola Imbricata is found at an altitude range of 3000-4000 m.

Nepeta Govaniana

Nepeta Govaniana in Valley of Flowers

Salvia Nubicola in Valley of Flowers


Family nameNepeta
Botanical NameNepeta Govaniana
English NameNepeta Govaniana
Local Name
Flowering timeAugust to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find this flower after trekking for about two and half kilometers from the entry gate of Valley of Flowers till the official starting point of Valley of Flowers. Official start point is approximately 3 kilometers from the entry gate.
Other InformationThis flower is found at an altitude range of 3000-4000 m.

Senecio Laetus, Ragwort, Zerjum

Senecio Laetus in Valley of Flowers

Senecio Laetus in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSenecio (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameSenecio Laetus
English NameRagwort
Local NameZerjum
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Senecio Laetus in almost all parts of Valley of Flowers. This flower is visible mainly the month of mid July to mid August.
Other InformationWhole plant is used in the treatment of Body Swelling and Sore Throat.

Solidago Virgaurea, Golden Rod, Pinja-Phool, Sonali

Solidago Virgaurea in Valley of Flowers

Solidago Virgaurea in Valley of Flowers


Family nameSolidago (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameSolidago Virgaurea
English NameGolden Rod
Local NamePinja-Phool, Sonali
Flowering timeJune to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou will find this flower in moist places specially in the dense forest near the entry gate of Valley of Flowers. The dense forest is 200 m. away from the entry gate.
Other InformationYou will found this flower at an altitude range of 1800-3500 m. the whole plant is used in treatment of Asthma.

Inula Grandiflora, Showy Inula

Inula Grandiflora

Inula Grandiflora


Family nameInula (Linnaeus)
Botanical NameInula Grandiflora
English NameShowy Inula
Flowering timeLate June to September
Where will you find it in Valley of FlowersYou can find Inula Grandiflora right from the entrance of Valley of Flowers. You will find its colonies near the entry gate and in the dense forest 200 m. from the entry gate. This flower is very common in first 2 kilometers from the entry gate.
Other InformationYou will found this flower at an altitude range of 2000-3500 m. The word Grandiflora means grand looking flower.

Orobanche Alba, Thyme Boom Rape

Orobanche Alba

Orobanche Alba


Family nameOrobanchaceae (Boom Rape Family)
Botanical NameOrobanche Alba
English NameThyme Boom Rape
Flowering timeMay to August
Where will you find it in Valley of Flowers247
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Best Time to visit Valley of Flowers

Best Time To Visit Valley of Flowers

The best time to visit valley of flowers depends upon your liking as the valley is always beautiful. If you want to see maximum number of flowers July and August is a good time, if you want to see lot of glaciers you should visit in June, to see Brahamkamal flowers at Hemkud August and September is a good time.

Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary

Valley of flowers trek itinerary

Detailed itinerary for valley of flowers trek explaining the day wise altitude gain, distance travelled, mode of transportation available and time required to travel between different destinations. Guidance on various options available to skip trekking between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

Valley of Flowers Tour Packages

Valley of flowers Tour Packages

We also provide packages for trek to Valley of flowers. If you wish to come with us you can visit this page to see our offers and departures to the valley in upcoming season.

Valley of Flowers Photo Gallery

Valley of flowers Photo Gallery

We have been going to valley for many years and have lot of pictures of the valley of flowers and our groups, they are classified in various galleries like flowers gallery, birds’ gallery, earlier groups gallery, landscapes and many more, just surf through our galleries to have a virtual tour to valley of flowers.

Things to carry for the Valley of Flowers Trek

Things to carry for trek to valley of flowers

When you are on a trekking tour you should know what are the things to carry for the trek. We have many years of experience and based on that experience we have made a list of things to carry for trek to valley of flowers.

How to reach Valley of Flowers

How to Reach Valley of flowers

It is important to know before starting the trip that how to reach valley of flowers? How many days are required for the trip to the valley? Distances between various points and time required to travel between them.

Frequently asked questions About the Valley

senior citiezens in valley of flowers

Can senior citizens visit valley of flowers?

Senior citizens also want to come to this heaven on earth but they are confused about whether they can do it or not. We have been taking senior citizens to the valley of flowers. There are options of helicopter and ponies to skip trekking.

shoes appropriate for the valley of flowers trek

What type of shoes is appropriate for valley of flowers ?

When you go for trek you should wear appropriate type of shoes so that your main concentration is on trekking and enjoying nature. We have seen that shoes of many people breaks while trekking and sometimes people develop blisters.

minimum age to visit Valley of Flowers

Minimum age to visit valley of flowers

Whether kids can do the trek to Valley of Flowers or not? What is the minimum age requirement to visit the valley of flowers? Please read this full page to get the answer to this question. Couples with young children willing to visit valley of flowers can go through this page.

Number of days required to see valley of flowers

Number of Days required in seeing Valley of Flowers

Minimum number of days recommended going for trek to Valley of Flowers. Why we need an extra day for the trip. Read full report with pictures of the valley.

how difficult is Valley of Flowers Trek

How difficult is Valley of flowers trek.

Trek difficulty of the Valley of Flowers trek. Vital statistics are given here. How much altitude is to be gained every day while trekking? How much distance is to be covered every day? What is Fitness level required for the trek?

Valley of Flowers after Floods

Valley of flowers after floods.

Valley of flowers has witnessed a massive flood in 2013. We were the first to report that the flowering area of the valley is totally intact. Now the valley of flowers has become again accessible and all the treks and bridges have been reconstructed.

10 comments on “Yellow Flowers found in Valley of Flowers
  1. Avatar for Devkant Sangwan Sanjay Ojha says:

    Quite frankly, being a tour operator myself, I was looking for information for my own website but after having surfed your website I found your website to be one of the most informative and comprehensive websites I have ever seen related with any particular subject. You must feel proud of yourself for coming out with such a detailed website as the comment is coming from none other but a tour operator.

    Sadly I saw your details today and even if I plan I guess it would be too late to come over for Valley of Flowers trip. I want to do a recce tour for my future guests and would love to work with you more closely for my inbound guests.

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