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Hairless Lady's-mantle

Alchemilla glabra

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, mountains, riversides.

Flower:
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Yellow, 4 petals
 
The yellowish-green flowers have a maximum diameter of 3mm. 4 pointed petals and 4 smaller sepals.
Fruit:
Small and insignificant fruit (a dry achene).
Leaves:
Scallop-shaped, serrated leaves. 7 to 9 leaf lobes, but occasionally 11. The hairs are mainly around the nodes on the stems but the entire plant is mostly hairless (as its name implies). The Hairless Lady's-mantle has smooth and (almost) hairless leaves. The teeth on the leaf margins are pointed and curve inwards. Common in Scotland, Wales and north west England. Seldom seen elsewhere in the British Isles. Perennial.
Other Names:
Smooth Lady's-mantle.
Frequency (UK):
Common