Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. filicaulis

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 307.

Stems densely hairy in proximal 1/2, glabrous or sparsely hairy in distal 1/2. Leaf blades: basal sinus incisions absent or, sometimes, relatively short, abaxial surface usually glabrous, nerves usually glabrous proximally, sometimes hairy throughout, adaxial sparsely to densely hairy throughout or on folds only. Inflorescences: primary branches and peduncles usually glabrous. Pedicels usually glabrous, rarely some of the proximal hairy. Flowers: hypanthium usually sparsely hairy, sometimes glabrous.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Moist meadows, herb slopes, often near seashores
Elevation: 0–700 m


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Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Ont., Que., Wyo., Europe.


Subspecies filicaulis is introduced in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Wyoming; it may be introduced also in parts of Newfoundland.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Greenland +, St. Pierre and Miquelon +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Wyo. +  and Europe. +
0–700 m +
Moist meadows, herb slopes, often near seashores +
Flowering late Jun–Sep. +
Bull. Herb. Boissier +
Illustrated +
Alchemilla vulgaris var. filicaulis +
Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. filicaulis +
Alchemilla filicaulis +
subspecies +