Alchemilla alpina

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 123. 1753.

Common names: Alpine lady’s mantle
Treatment appears 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

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

Discussion

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

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Alchemilla alpina"
not exserted +
John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Linnaeus +
compound +  and simple +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
orbiculate +
1.5cm +  and 15cm +
free +  and distinct +
Alpine lady’s mantle +
much-branched +
Greenland +, St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +  and Europe +
not +  and aggregated +
0–500(–1000) m +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Meadows, herb slopes, moist rock ledges +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
opposite +  and alternate +
not persistent +
narrowly elliptic +  and oblanceolate +
shallow +
crenate to dentate +, undulate +, flat +, dentate +  and lobed +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
appressed-hairy +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
5 +  and 4 +
lobed +, toothed +, semiorbiculate +  and ovate +
Flowering mid Jun–mid Sep. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
decumbent +  and ascending or erect +
1 +  and 6 +
palmate +  and pinnate +
persistent +
distinct +
not elongate +
sericeous +, glabrous +  and pubescent +
Alchemilla alpina +
Alchemilla +
species +
7 +  and 11 +
inconspicuous +
flat +  and conic or turbinate +
enlarged +
green +  and dark green +