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Lady's Mantle

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Alchemilla1
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Roger Gilbert's picture

I have heard

that the Alchemilla is Alchemist and their need for pure water which the globules on Lady's Mantel leaf represented.

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That's very interesting. I

That's very interesting. I had never heard that before, but the water droplets never cease to fascinate me.

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anonymous spotter's picture

There are several theories -

It was also said that the dew collected from the leaves was endowed with the property of transmutation (base metal into gold) - but what hasn't been assigned this fabulous property over the centuries? Also, this dew was believed to have curative properties for certain ill-defined problems suffered by ladies alone.