Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Alchemilla glabra Neyg. - lady's-mantle - Rosaceae
Alchemilla glabra
© Paul Hackney
Alchemilla glabra
(Map updated: March 2008)

One of three very similar native species of lady's mantle (the others are Alchemilla xanthochlora and Alchemilla vestita) which are found in grassy places. This is the only completely hairless species, The flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow.

A Stems and leaf-stalks densely covered with spreading hairs. Leaf hairy on both upper and underside: Alchemilla vestita

B Stems and leaf stalks covered with spreading hairs. Leaf hairy only on underside: Alchemilla xanthochlora.

C Only the lowest 1 - 2 internodes hairy, with adpressed hairs (not spreading hairs). Upper part of stem hairless. Leaves hairless on both surfaces except for the parts of the veins near edge of leaf on the underside: Alchemilla glabra.

All names: Alchemilla glabra Neyg.; Alchemilla obtusa auct. non Buser; Alchemilla acuminatidens auct.; Alchemilla alpestris auct.; Alchemilla coriacea auct.

NBN Atlas mapping: Species account : NBN Atlas UK Species Observations database

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