Introduction: Perennial herb growing up to 75 cm. Leaves linear, lower leaves opposite, upper leaves whorled, 3 to 5 in number. Flower solitary, dropping, yellowish with dark purple spots.
Availability: Distributed from 3000 to 4500 m along with Rhododendron and Juniper bushes and in open grasslands.
Harvesting Time: September to October.
Description of traded part: Bulb resembles garlic clove; small and slightly brown in color. It has strong and bitter taste.
Uses: It is used to treat Asthma, Bronchitis and Tuberculosis.
Conservation Status: CAMP Vulnerable. One of the highly exploited high altitude plant.