Swertia radiata (Deers ears )

Botanical Name: Swertia radiata
Common Name: Deers ears
Plant Type: Wildflower

Sun Requirement(s): Part
Water Requirement(s): Low

Habitat(s): open pine forest
Elevation: From 5000 to 1000 feet

Fall/Bloom Color(s): White

Blooms from May to Aug

Height: 48 Inches


In herbal medicine Swertia is used to stimulate better digestion by increasing digestive juices. As a wash it is used as an anti-fungal. Flowers appear nondescript until you examine them closely.