Alpine swamp plant is found high within the the Himalaya, from Islamic State of Afghanistan to geographic area, at altitudes of 3800-4900 m. Flowering: June-July
Alpine swamp plant may be a tufte perennial herb, 1-2 foot tall, growing in clumps. Stem is erect or base ascending, sharply trigonous, smooth, papillose, grey-green. Leaves area unit regarding half stem length, sheaths 3-5 cm, wide and conspicuous, gray or yellowish-brown, generally red, margin of scarious facet concavo-concave. Leaf blades area unit 3-9 millimeter wide, flat, margins curving, long pointed, grey-green, either side papillary close to scabrous tip. Flower spikes area unit 3-5, dark purple-red, club-shaped, 2-3.5 cm long. higher one or two area unit male, stalkless, remaining spikes feminine, with slender peduncles, lowest one generally remote. feminine glumes area unit dark purple-red, lanceshaped or rectangular. Utricles area unit dark purple-red, pale at base, longer than bract, elliptic or ovate.