Aphragmus hobsonii (H. Pearson) Al-Shehbaz & S.I. Warwick (Syn: Cochlearia hobsonii H. Pearson; Lignariella hobsonii (H. Pearson) Baehni);

erect or suberect annual herbs, about 5-20 cm tall. Stem simple or branched from the base, glabrous or slightly glandular pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, rosulate, ovate to oblong, about 4-8 x 2.5-5 cm across, base cuneate to attentuate, margin entire, apex subacute to obtuse, fleshy, glabrous, petiole about 6-10 mm long, exstipulate. Inflorescence short racemes, axillary, solitary to few flowered, lax, bracteate. Flowers bisexual, voilet or lilac, actinomorphic, pedicel slender, suberect in fruit, sepals 4, free, oblong, ascending, deciduous, lateral pair not saccate, petals 4, obovate-orbiculate, apex obtuse, pubescent or glabrous, about twice as long the sepals. Stamens 6, free, filaments slender, dilated, anthers ovoid, nectar glands 4, on lateral side, semicircular, opening inside, connate, ovary superior, unilocular, syncarpous, subsessile, elliptic-oblong, ovules 3-5, basal, style short, stigma compressed, capitate. Fruit siliqua, dehiscent, ovate-elliptic, linear lanceolate, subcompressed, both ends acuminate, valves distinctly midveined, septum normally absent. Seeds biseriate, not winged, ovate, brown, glabrous or minutely reticulate, incumbent radicle, cotyledons incumbent.

Aphragmus species flowers are complete, bisexual, i.e., with functional male (androecium) and female (gynoecium), including stamens, carpels and ovary. Pollination is entomophilous i.e., by insects, or cleistogamy i.e., by self or allogamy i.e., by cross pollination. Flowering/Fruiting: September or late spring.
Eastern Himalayas, altitude 2800-5300 m.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal; Sikkim.
Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India from India Biodiversity Portal




SK39JUL21-2016:ID : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 500 kb and 1 mb. 
Enclosing some pictures for  identification.
Location : Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude:  12000 ft.
Date: 25 July, 2014

Just guess ! Could it be Lignariella hobsonii  ???

Images on net are not clear (also leaves in your images are not clear). Pl. check with
Pl. also check with other species in http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=118539

I have already all these but could not come to the conclusion.

I think does not match with Aphragmus hobsonii (H. Pearson) Al-Shehbaz & S.I. Warwick (Syn: Cochlearia hobsonii H. Pearson; Lignariella hobsonii (H. Pearson) Baehni) as per Plant illustrations 

Request to recheck the following oncec again.
Picture from Stainton and links & links 2 
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