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Alpine Lady's-mantle

Alchemilla alpina

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tiny petalless flowers clustered together loosely with 4 yellowish-green sepals and yellow anthers.
Fruit:
A small achene (type of one-seeded dry fruit that doesn't split open to release its fruit).
Leaves:
The divided leaves have between 5 and 7 leaflets. The leaflets are narrow and well-separated. Their margins have distinctive silvery-white borders. The tips of the leaflets are toothed.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The young leaves are edible, raw or cooked. The roots can be eaten, cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Mountain Lady's-mantle.
Habitats:
Cliffs, grassland, meadows, moorland, mountains, riverbanks.