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Lady's mantle

Observed: 21st July 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plants
Lady's mantle
Lady's mantle
Lady's mantle
Description:

Lady's mantle is wide spread in Assynt and at this time of year it's vivid yellow flowers seem to be everywhere.

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Comments

miked's picture

Certainly an Alchemilla but

Certainly an Alchemilla but not sure which one

Chris Metherell's picture

Alchemilla mollis

Alchemillas are, indeed, notoriously difficult to ID except for this one! A very nasty alien, which escapes from folks' gardens all over the place. The plant can often be very large, and the overall yellow tinge to the foliage is a give-away before you even get close. The leaves are large and well-rounded, and will be very hairy. Quite unlike any native Alchemilla.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

Jonathan's picture

Thanks for the tip! Something

Thanks for the tip! Something for people to watch out for, then.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

miked's picture

So which species is it?

So which species is it?

Jonathan's picture

Chris says its A.mollis.

Chris says its A.mollis. Maybe he or Les should revise the ID

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)