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1. Alchemilla alpina Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 123. 1753.

Alpine lady’s mantle

Plants dwarfed, green to dark green, ˂carpet-forming, 5–20 cm, rarely taller˃. Stems appressed- to ascending-hairy. Leaves: stipules translucent, quickly turning brownish; blade ± orbiculate, palmately compound, leaflets 5–7, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apices with 7–11 teeth, margins flat, abaxial surface sericeous, adaxial shiny, glabrous. Inflorescences: primary branches densely appressed-hairy. Pedicels ˂usually shorter than hypanthia˃, densely appressed-hairy. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 or less times sepals; hypanthium densely pubescent; ˂sepals erect after flowering˃. Achenes not exserted.

Flowering mid Jun–mid Sep. Meadows, herb slopes, moist rock ledges; 0–500(–1000) m; Greenland; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.); Europe.

In the flora area, Alchemilla alpina is possibly introduced except in Greenland.


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