Geranium wallichianum

Geranium wallichianum in Valley of Flowers

Geranium wallichianum is named after Nathaniel Wallich who was involved in the development botanical Garden, Kolkata.

It is a perennial herb of 40-60 cm height. Leaves can vary from 3 – 12 cm, shape is orbicular and color varies from deep or purplish pink to blue with a dark violet center. Its petals are marked with dark veins and anthers are of blackish color.

English Name

Wallich’s Geranium

Local Name

Laljar, Ratanjot, Kaphlya



Flowering time

June to September


Moist open places


Roots of Geranium wallichianum are used for treating ear and eyes diseases. Red dye made from this plant is used as dye for woollen clothes and to promote hair growth. In Nepal whole plant is used for treating rheumatic pains and to clot bleeding. Roots are very useful as they are used to treat peptic ulcers. In India, it’s roots are used for toothache

Location in the Valley of Flowers

You will find it in abundance in Valley of Flowers. In fact it paints Valley of Flowers with its Blue-violet color. Geranium wallichianum is one of the most beautiful flower in the Valley of Flowers. It looks more beautiful with due drops on it (Some time you can see this even after soft drizzle in day time also.) It along with Campanula Latifolia and Polemonium paints Valley of Flowers in Blueish purple shade.

Following are some of the pictures of the Geranium wallichianum,hope you will like them all. If yes do not forget to comment or share with your friends.

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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.

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.

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Aquilegia pubiflora

Aquilegia pubiflora

Aquilegia pubiflora is a perennial herb of height 75 cm. It has soft pubescent hairs and leafy branched stem. Leaves are pinnately compound, glaucous beneath. Flowers are deep purple and solitary. Sepals and Petals are 5 in number.

The specific name pubiflora refers to pubescent flowers. The genetic name Aquilegia refers the flowers in this genus resemble the claws of eagle.


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