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


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.



AuthorJohn McNeill +, Martin Dubé + and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Elevation0–700 m +
HabitatMoist meadows, herb slopes, often near seashores +
IllustratorMarjorie C. Leggitt +
PhenologyFlowering late Jun–Sep. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAlchemilla filicaulis subsp. filicaulis +
Taxon parentAlchemilla filicaulis +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 9 +