Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita

(Buser) M. E. Bradshaw

Watsonia5: 305. 1963

Common names: Alchémille vêtue
Synonyms: A. filicaulis vestita A. vestita A. vulgaris vestita
Basionyms: Alchemilla filicaulis
Found in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 307.
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Stems densely hairy. Leaf blades: basal sinus incisions relatively short or long, sometimes absent, abaxial surface usually irregularly or uniformly hairy, sometimes glabrous, nerves hairy throughout, adaxial usually densely hairy throughout, rarely only on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches densely hairy; peduncles hairy. Pedicels, or at least most, hairy. Flowers: hypanthium densely hairy.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Moist to mesic meadows, herb slopes, sometimes near seashores
Elevation: 0–500 m


Greenland, N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Que., Europe.


Subspecies vestita was recognized by M. L. Fernald (1950) and A. E. Roland and E. C. Smith (1966) as Alchemilla minor Hudson, a misapplication of that name. The subspecies is probably introduced in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.



AuthorJohn McNeill +, Martin Dubé + and Peter Frost-Olsen +
BasionymAlchemilla filicaulis +
Common nameAlchémille vêtue +
Elevation0–500 m +
HabitatMoist to mesic meadows, herb slopes, sometimes near seashores +
IllustratorMarjorie C. Leggitt +
PhenologyFlowering late Jun–Aug. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymA. filicaulis vestita +, A. vestita + and A. vulgaris vestita +
Taxon nameAlchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita +
Taxon parentAlchemilla filicaulis +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 9 +