Morina longifolia Wall., Numer. List 426 426 1829.;
Himalayan whorlflower;

Flora of Uttarakhand- Morina longifolia:
Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).

– It is Morina longifolia only. Spiny leaves and bracts are characteristic.


Flora of Chakrata: Morinalongifolia from Deovan Chakrata:
Morina longifolia from Deovan Chakrata
pls validate

a few more pics

Here are mine from Pangi Valley

VoF Week :: Morina longifolia at Valley of Flowers:
Morina longifolia Wall. … (family: Caprifoliaceae)

2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft

Your pictures of VOF are real treat to eyes.


VoF Week :: Morina longifolia at Valley of Flowers:

Morina longifolia

Place : Valley of Flowers

Date : 14.08.2012

I particularly like d the picture for including the scene


VoF Week: Morinaceae – Morina longifolia Wall. ex DC.:

Morina longifolia Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 4:644. 1830.
Distribution: India and Pakistan
Current pic taken on way to VoF from Ghagharia

Nice Shot … This plant was common in VoF as well as H sahib


VOF Week: Morina longifolia at VOF & Auli Top:
Sharing few photographs of Morina longifolia (Family: Dipsacaceae) from VOF and Auli Top.

The Morina seems to have a unique colour of the flowers when in full bloom. All the posts from different members are in various stages of bloom. The colour is simply gorgeous. Loved the background in the last photograph.

VOF Week 280812_DS_10:
Another beautiful spike of redish pink flowers, on the way to VOF and in the valley also. Eager to know it’s name. Is it Morina longifolia?

Yes, Morina are right


Morina longifolia :VOF
Sharing spiny yet very beautiful Morina longifolia from VOF


VoF Week: Morina longifolia from Valley:
Morina longifolia from Valley

Yes … Extremely good photographs.

Flora of Himachal Pradesh: Morina longifolia from Hatu Peak Narkanda Himachal Pradesh: Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Morina longifolia from Hatu Peak Narkanda Himachal Pradesh

Good. Still in flowering. Reminds high altitudes meadows which are heavily grazed.

Thanks … This was the only plant found there. May be planted one

Morina longifolia Wall.ex DC. :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Date: 24 JULY, 2014
Location: Dolakha District, East Nepal
Altitude : 7000 ft.

Yes, a spiny plant. Looks beautiful and reaches up to alpine zones in Uttarakhand.

Morina longifolia … en-route Dhel Pass- GHNP- PKA37 :  7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6).
Morina longifolia (Family: Caprifoliaceae ) seen en-route Dhel Pass at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3600m.

I am very happy to see these in their NATURAL ORIGINAL HABITAT
Apparently seeds of all the Morina longifolia we see in the west came from this Himalayan home of most of the morinas…
its seen in most of the catalogs of home gardens flowering plants in UK and USA…

This one is recommended for its tall spikes of beautiful flowers and citrusy scent of leaves.
I love this plant and your case study in details especially the last picture which I could zoom into to look at the leaves’ features.
Thanks … hiking at nearly 10,000 feet above sea level is a test of endurance, so taking such detailed pictures are really appreciated.

Beautiful pics … you caught this at most appropriate time and place..

Beautiful spinescent species indicative of grazing pressure. It too have long flowering season lasting to October first half while leaves remain green till snow cover arrives in the late autumn.


Flower for Id -ID19102015SH3 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Old picture of flower for Id pl.
Location – Chakrata,Uttarakhand.
Date- 04.10.2009

Habitat –Wild

Morina longifolia (Caprifoliaceae) I hope.

Id of flower ID20062013SH2 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Posting  photo for Id of this flower
Date / Time – 06.10.2009
Location – Chakrata
Habitat – Wild

Looks like Morina longifolia

Are these flowers in just budding stage ? Because i had photographed Morina longifolia at the same place with full inflorescence. I am attaching the same photo. can u please confirm ?

efi page on Morina longifolia

Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra::Morina longifolia NSJ-NOV 16/02 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Morina longifolia from Gunji (Altitude 10500 feet) for validation. Photo taken on Aug 28, 2016.

Yes, this comes within Morina longifolia found on open slopes and alpine shrubberies @ 3000-4000m from Kashmir to Bhutan. From Uttaranachal eastwards one must consider what was Morina polyphylla but this is readily distinguished and according to ‘Himalayan Plants Illustrated’ is now within the genus Cryptothladia but have not checked this further. And in Nepal one must consider what was Morina nepalensis but according to ‘Himalayan Plants Illustrated’ is now within Acanthocalyx – but have not checked this further. This is also readily distinguished by drooping flowers and leaves without marginal bristles.
M.longifolia often has whitish to pale pink flowers initially which often fade to a darker pink. In case you are uncertain about its identity, squeeze a leave between your fingers and you will detect a pleasant, tangy odour – taking care to avoid the spines!

Morina longifolia Wall. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014
Nepali Name :  काण्डमासी Kaandamasee / थकाइली काँडा Thakaaili Kaandaa

Morina longifolia ABJUL2017/21 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Yesterday I trekked up to Snowline (3300m approx.) and found this plant growing on slopes at about 3100m. All the plants were inaccessible and despite looking around for some time I could not find one that was near to have a proper look. I made several photographs and in the end managed to bend one plant lower with the curved handle of my friend’s umbrella. The result follows. I think this is Morina longifolia. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Morina longifolia
Between Triund and Snowline, Dharamshala, HP
3100m approx.
19 July 2017


I’d .please : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify this plant

Morina longifolia.. Will you please disclose the place of click …?


Valley of flowers Uttaranchal , 26 July 2008; in Chakarata- a town at 100km distance from Deharadun at an elevation of about 7000ft in the first week of Oct.2009;

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Morina longifolia Wall. ex DC.:

Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 3000m.
Date: 24 August 2021 
Habit : Wild

Agreed Morina longifolia..we used to grow it in South Wales UK.

Also grows well here in Scotland UK.
my pics below.