Nepeta discolor Royle ex Benth., Bot. Misc. 3: 378 (1833) (syn: Nepeta discolor var. kargilica Reshi; Nepeta sabinei J.A.Schmidt);
NE. Afghanistan to Tibet: Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Benth, in Hook. Bot. Misc. iii. 378, Lab. 470, and in DC. Prodr. xii. 373 ; rootstock elongate, stems weak ascending glabrous or villous, leaves small petioled broadly ovate or ovate-cordate crenate, spikes ovoid or cylindric, bracts elliptic mucronate, calyx 1/4 in. sessile villous, teeth filiform as long as the tube. Sabinei, T. A. Schmidt in Trim. Journ. Bot. 1868, 238, t. 82, f. 1-4.
WESTERN TEMPERATE and ALPINE HIMALAYA ; from Kashmir to Gurwhal and WESTERN TIBET, alt. 10-15,000 ft.—DISTRIB. Affghanistan.
Closely resembles in habit and foliage large forms of N. raphanorhiza, but wants the tuberous rootstock, and has much longer spikes with long calyx-teeth as in N. spicata. Leaves often white with appressed tomentum beneath. Flowers white or pale blue.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

Ladakh, August 2022 :: Nepeta for ID :: ARK2022-177: 2 high res. images.
This was on the other side of Chang la on the way to Leh, Ladakh in August 2022.
Requested to please provide ID.

Nepeta discolor Royle ex Benth.

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