Alchemilla alpina

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl.1: 123. 1753

Common names: Alpine lady’s mantle
Found in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 303, 304.
Plants dwarfed, green to dark green, carpet-forming, 5–20 cm, rarely taller. Stems appressed- to ascending-hairy. Leaves: stipules translucent, quickly turning brownish; blade ± orbiculate, palmately compound, leaflets 5–7, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apices with 7–11 teeth, margins flat, abaxial surface sericeous, adaxial shiny, glabrous. Inflorescences: primary branches densely appressed-hairy. Pedicels usually shorter than hypanthia, densely appressed-hairy. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 or less times sepals; hypanthium densely pubescent; sepals erect after flowering. Achenes not exserted.

Phenology: Flowering mid Jun–mid Sep.
Habitat: Meadows, herb slopes, moist rock ledges
Elevation: 0–500(–1000) m

Distribution

Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Europe.

Discussion

In the flora area, Alchemilla alpina is possibly introduced except in Greenland.

References

None.

Facts about "Alchemilla alpina"
AuthorJohn McNeill +, Martin Dubé + and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Common nameAlpine lady’s mantle +
Elevation0–500(–1000) m +
HabitatMeadows, herb slopes, moist rock ledges +
IllustratorMarjorie C. Leggitt +
PhenologyFlowering mid Jun–mid Sep. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAlchemilla alpina +
Taxon parentAlchemilla +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 9 +