Alchemilla glabra


Ench. Bot.,67. 1821

Common names: Smooth lady's mantle alchémille glabre
Synonyms: Alchemilla alpestris A. vulgaris alpestris A. vulgaris grandis
Found in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 304.
Plants medium-sized to occasionally very large, yellowish grass green to dark green, often reddish brown on exposed parts of stems and petioles. Stems glabrous or appressed-hairy proximally, glabrous distally. Leaves: stipules translucent, usually suffused with red proximally, translucent to pale green distally, lobes pale green; petiole glabrous or sparsely to densely appressed-hairy; blade reniform-orbiculate, 7–9(–11)-lobed, margins flat or slightly undulate, basal sinuses narrow or wide, middle lobes as long as to longer than their half-widths, rounded to triangular-ovate; incisions absent; teeth ± connivent, slightly concave near apex, strongly asymmetric, apex subacute or obtuse, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout or in distal 1/2 only, internerve regions glabrous, adaxial glabrous or slightly hairy near margins, rarely (late-season leaves) hairy on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches glabrous. Pedicels glabrous. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 times sepals (narrower); hypanthium glabrous. Achenes exserted from discs.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Meadows
Elevation: 0–100 m


Introduced; N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Que., Alaska, Europe.




Facts about "Alchemilla glabra"
AuthorJohn McNeill +, Martin Dubé + and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Common nameSmooth lady's mantle + and alchémille glabre +
Elevation0–100 m +
HabitatMeadows +
IllustratorMarjorie C. Leggitt +
PhenologyFlowering Jul–Aug. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymAlchemilla alpestris +, A. vulgaris alpestris + and A. vulgaris grandis +
Taxon nameAlchemilla glabra +
Taxon parentAlchemilla +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 9 +