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);

images by Narendra Joshi




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

कोते मान्द्रो Kote Maandro / भिरिन साग  Bhirin Saag 


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