China (N) ; Quinghai ; Sichuan ; Xizang Zizhiqu; India (N) ; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Uttar Pradesh ; Nepal (N) ; Pakistan (N) as per ILDIS;
Fabaceae undershrub : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Perennial Leguminosae under shrub commonly covering the hills along the Leh – Keylong road (Lotus corniculatus?)
It seems to be Caragana gerardiana Benth.. Spinous undershrub, it is nature’s gift, helps in controlling soil erosion and act as a food for animals.It is a drought resistant, cold (frost) resistant. covers several mountain range in the keylong – leh mountains.
To me looks different from both as per illustrations at
May I request Santhan ji to post original images as details are not clear here.
Pl. also check keys at http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=105589
My opinion is Caragana versicolor.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS Flora of China