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Enclosing some pictures for identification.
Location : Nubra Valley
Altitude : 3048 m
Date: 24 August 2014

Astragalus agrestis ???

ILDIS does not gives its distribution in India: http://www.legumes-online.net/ildis/aweb/td074/td_15703.htm
So may be some other species.

As to the suggestion of A.agrestis – this species is not recorded for Ladakh, indeed Stewart (an American) does not list it within his ‘Annotated Catalogue’ covering Pakistan & Kashmir – I am sure he would have mentioned it as this is a native of N.America (and E.Asia, whatever that means).

So we can eliminate this possibility.  Will slowly work on it – need to check it is an Astragalus, rather than an Oxytropis?”

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