Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Roscoea purpurea Sm.
Common name : Purple Roscoe Lily
Vernacular name : Rasgaree, Bhordaya (Nepali)
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Alpine grassland, steep, grassy hillsides, damp gullies and stony slopes; often on disturbed ground, growing out of old terrace walls or in the shade in forest margins
Comments / notes : Roscoea purpurea is cultivated as an ornamental. In northern India the fleshy roots are traditionally used for making a tonic to treat malaria. In Nepal they are boiled and eaten and also used in traditional veterinary medicine.
Flower, Fruit : June-August
Sikkim : Sikkim
Native : Nepal, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
Literature : Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 408; Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 279