Caragana versicolor Benth. (syn: Caragana pygmaea Baker; Genista versicolor Wall.);

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.

Caragana versicolor

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. 

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