Indian Valerian;
Images by Balkar Singh (ID validation by Gurcharan Singh)



Mohra near Uri on June 24, 2010; 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Valeriana hardwickii from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb44 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Images by J.M.Garg (ID by Gurcharan Singh and Pankaj Kumar)


on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.); Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb36 for Id- JM – efloraofindia | Google Groups




Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 201211 SRANA 03: Kindly identify the plant.

Date: 16th July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3100 meters asl.
Plant height: 50-60 cms
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb

VOF Week: Small herb for ID : at VOF: Small herb with very small size white flowers.
Location: VOF
Date/Time: 08-08-2012 / 07:50AM

Valeriana hardwickii, I hope

Valeriana hardwickii from valley
pls validate

I think yes

Nice photographs

SK302JAN06-2016:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Kalinchowk, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014

This seems most likely to be Valeriana hardwickii – unless anyone knows better? 
Flora of Kathmandu Valley records this from 1500-2000m.
Local Name: ‘Nakali jatamasi’
Flowers of Himalaya say it is distinguished by its 1-3 pairs of pinnate stem leaves with 3-7 leaflets. The specimen photographed is very small as it is typically from 30-180cm! Large examples produce dense terminal domed clusters forming a pyramidal inflorescence.
Distribution: Pakistan to SW China @ 1500-4000m, shrubberies & open slopes.
Flora of Simlensis has this as common at Shimla & Mushobra with the root exported to the plains partly for medicinal use but mainly as a perfume.  Is this still the case I wonder? There is a line drawing – though of a large example than the one photographed at Kalinchowk.
According to Stewart, V.hardwickii is common in Kashmir @ 1400-4000m, recorded from Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahlgam etc.




Valeriana hardwickii ABAUG2017/38 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
I photographed this plant in the first week of July but got to edit it just now. I think this is Valeriana hardwickii. Please advise.
Valeriana hardwickii
Above Triund, Dharamshala, HP
3100m approx.
03-04 July 2017.


Valeriana hardwickii? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 2 MB.
Valeriana hardwickii?

Arunachal Pradesh


Yes to me also appear close to images at Valeriana hardwickii Wall.  

Valeriana hardwickii Wall. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Dolakha, Nepal 
Date : 4 September, 2017
Elevation : 7000 ft.



SK1530 23 Oct 2018 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 800 kb each. 
Location:  Shivapuri National Park, Nepal 
Date: 25 August 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.

Habit : Wild 

Which Apiaceae.
Picture quality not good due to mobile click.

Thanks, …, Comparative images available at 

Could not get match …!

absolute bottom needs to be seen. the upper leaves and the vertical ridges in the stems and pedicels of the inflorescence reminds me of celery, but that’s just me, speaking from eating celery stalks and sometimes the umbels if available. i may be wrong we need some taxonomists to look at it

But it is different.
Find some species in this or related genera. 

Valeriana hardwickii Wall.

POWO says Valeriana hardwickei Wall.

Must be a mistake as IPNI records name as Valeriana hardwickii Wall. No results are obtained on searching IPNI for Valeriana hardwickei.
Search in WCSP does not give any results for either of the names. POWO and WCSP (both from KEW), share the same verified data, where ever available. That means that WCSP does not have verified data for this taxon.




SK1541 27 Oct 2018 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 400 kb each. 
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date: 6 September, 2018
Elevation:6575 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Apiaceae ..??

Pl. check comparative images at 

But it is different. Find some species in this or related genera.

Valeriana hardwickii Wall. Why is spelling not matching in the POWO.

There are sometimes spelling variants and sometimes spelling errors.




SK1649 16 Dec 2018 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 500 kb each. 
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date  3 March 2016
Habit : Cultivated
Valeriana jatamansi Jones ??

Looks different from images at 

I think close to images at Valeriana hardwickii Wall. 

Cannot decide.

I checked all the members in this family in efi site and thereafter decided so. 

Then it must be the correct one. Thank you …!

Sir its may be Valeriana dioica. Once check

Thanks, …, This looks different from your suggested species as per 


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