Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf, Trudy Imp. Bot. Sada Petra Velikago 31: 489 (1915);
Tajikistan (Pamir Alai), S.W.Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kashmir and China (Zizang and Kunlun Shan) as per Flora of Pakistan;
Common name: Pamir Cinquefoil

Photo taken at Khardungla village (~ 16000 feet) in June 2011
botanical ID yet to be confirmed

The closest I can think is Potentilla peduncularis

Yes Sir looks like Potentilla peduncularis

This does NOT match Potentilla peduncularis – a species not only not recorded from Ladakh but not found further West than Nepal!
There are quite a lot of Potentillas in Ladakh, some of which I am not familiar with yet.  I shall take another look at this when time

Do not currently have time to look closely into the 33 + species of Potentilla currently recorded for Ladakh.
I only listed 14 species in my informal check-list for Ladakh in the 1980s!
Requires not just days probably WEEKS of sustained effort to understand the genus better in Ladakh – let alone the Himalaya as a whole…..

Potentilla pamirica Th.Wolf ??

Thanks, …, for the id.
Yes, appears close as per FOI an GBIF specimens:

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