Medicago falcata L. (Syn: Medicago aurantiaca Godr.; Medicago borealis Grossh.; Medicago falcata subsp. erecta Kotov; Medicago falcata subsp. falcata L.; Medicago falcata subsp. glandulosa Mert. & W.D.J.Koch; Medicago falcata var. glandulosa KOCH; Medicago falcata var. romanica (Prodan) Hayek; Medicago falcata subsp. tenderiensis (Klokov) Vassilcz.; Medicago falcata subsp. urumovii Degen; Medicago glandulosa (Mert. & W.D.J.Koch) Davidov; Medicago glutinosa sensu Hayek; Medicago kotovii Wissjul.; Medicago procumbens Besser; Medicago quasifalcata Sinskaya; Medicago romanica Prodan; Medicago sativa var. falcata (L.) Alef.; Medicago sativa subsp. falcata (L.) Arcang.; Medicago sativa subsp. glandulosa (Koch) Arcang.; Medicago sativa subsp. glomerata (Balb.) “Tutin, p.p.”; Medicago talcata L. [Spelling variant]; Medicago tenderiensis Klokov);


Shrub from Ladakh for ID (23/06/2011 NSJ-01):
Identification of a shrub from Nubra valley, Ladakh is requested.

Medicago falcata but pods will give better idea strongly curved

I can count only two leaflets and looking at the inflorescence I would personally go with Lathyrus pratensis.

Perhaps Medicago falcata is a better choice. Several leaves with 3 leaflets are seen in second and third photograph.

Medicago falcata – at Leh– Ladakh- July-PKA-31 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Medicago falcata– (family: Fabaceae) at Leh– Ladakh..

Yes … Another common species in the area.

SK96SEP10-1016:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Leh on 20 August 2014 at 11100 ft.

Medicago falcata L.


SK462 29 MAR-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Thini, Jomsom, Mustang, Nepal  
Date: 22 April 2013
Altitude: 9200 ft.

Pl. check comparative images at Lathyrus and Medicago

Is it Medicago falcata L. (accepted name)  ??
Enclosing recent images also I guess is the same plant.
Location: Chaile, Upper Mustang, Nepal 
Date : 9 April 2017
Altitude : 10300 ft. 
Attachments (4)

Thank you all for the ID. Nepali Name : कोते मान्द्रो  Kote Maandro

कोते मान्द्रो Kote Maandro / भिरिन साग  Bhirin Saag


Medicago falcata: (Mixed thread): 12 images- 8 high res.
In the wild area of a hotel, in Hunder, in Nubra, Ladakh, on 16.6.22.


Ladakh, August 2022 :: Medicago falcata for validation :: ARK2022-128: 3 high res. images.
This was at Mulbekh on the way to Kargil, Ladakh in August 2022.
Is this Medicago falcata?
Requested to please validate.

Yes, possible as per images at Medicago falcata L.

Yes !



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