West Highland Flora

Lady's Mantle


Alchemilla vulgaris agg

Taxonomic note: This includes several species, which will each have their own page in due course.

Alchemilla vulgaris agg

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

 

Common in grassland, roadsides, banks, open country from lowlands to high in hills.

Flower diameter c 4 mm

ID: Leaves unmistakable.  Divided to less than halfway, unlike Alpine Lady's Mantle

Other features: Flowers very small, greenish-yellow, in clusters, with 4-lobed epicalyx, 4 sepals, no petals, 4-5 stamens.

 

 

  Alchemilla vulgaris agg

Photo Carl Farmer
19 May 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye
 

 
 

The orange rust Trachyspora intrusa, sometimes found on the underside of the leaves.

 
     
     
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