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6. Alchemilla subcrenata Buser, Scrinia Fl. Select. 12: 285. 1893.

Round-toothed lady’s mantle, alchémille subcrénelée

Plants medium-sized, sometimes larger, yellowish green to dark green, often reddish brown especially on stems, petioles, and inflorescence branches, ˂to 50 cm˃. Stems densely spreading- to slightly reflexed-pubescent or only sparsely so in distal 1/2. Leaves: stipules translucent, sometimes wine red-tinged proximally, ˂lobes green; petiole sparsely to densely spreading- to reflexed-hairy˃; blade reniform to orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins strongly plicate to undulate, basal sinuses closed, ˂basal lobes overlapping (in plants from spring-flooded habitats, only cauline leaves with wide sinus may persist)˃, middle lobes usually longer than their half-widths, as long as wide, longer than wide (with ± straight sides); incisions absent; teeth: proximal sides connivent or slightly so, sometimes slightly concave near apex, slightly to strongly asymmetric, apex subobtuse to obtuse, abaxial surface ˂grass green to dark green˃, nerves hairy throughout, internerve regions irregularly or uniformly hairy, adaxial densely spreading-hairy throughout or only on margins and folds. Inflorescences: primary branches sparsely to densely hairy; ˂peduncles glabrous or sparsely hairy˃. Pedicels glabrous. Flowers ˂green, often becoming reddish brown˃; epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 times sepals (narrower); hypanthium glabrous. Achenes exserted to 1/3 from discs.

Flowering Jun–Sep. Moist grasslands, flood plains; 0–1400 m; introduced; B.C., Que.; Mont.; Europe.


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