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11. Alchemilla venosa Juzepczuk in A. A. Grossheim, Fl. Kavkaza. 4: 328. 1934.

Veined lady’s mantle

Plants medium-sized, darkish green, sometimes reddish tinged, ˂to 40 cm˃. Stems ± appressed-hairy. Leaves: stipules green or slightly purplish tinged, turning brown; blade orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins undulate, basal sinuses appearing closed, ˂basal lobes overlapping˃, middle lobes rounded, as long as or longer than their half-widths; incisions relatively short to long; teeth ± connivent, slightly asymmetric, apex acute, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout, internerve regions glabrous or densely hairy throughout, adaxial glabrous or hairy only on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches densely hairy; ˂peduncles hairy or glabrous˃. Pedicels glabrous. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths equal to slightly longer than sepals (usually almost as wide); ˂epicalyx segments and sepals patent after flowering, giving appearance of an 8-point star˃; hypanthium ˂usually shorter than sepals˃, glabrous. Achenes exserted from discs (distinctly longer than hypanthia).

Flowering late Jun–Aug. Grasslands, often near sea shores; 0–50 m; introduced; N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S.; sw Asia (Caucasus, e Turkey).


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