Alchemilla


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Alchemilla

 

(lady’s-mantle), a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae. They are perennial and, rarely, annual herbs that are generally short with woody rootstocks. The leaves are rounded, palmately lobed, and wrinkled; the basal leaves are in rosettes. The small, bisexual flowers are green or yellowish and gathered in glomerulate compound cymose-paniculate inflorescences. The sepals are arranged in two circles, and there are no petals. Apomixis is characteristic of many species of lady’s-mantle. There are approximately 300 species, distributed predominantly in Europe; they are also encountered in Asia, Africa, and America. More than 200 species are found in the USSR, mainly in the forest zone and in the forest, subalpine, and alpine mountain zones. They also grow in meadows, shrubbery, glades, and light forests, as well as along brooks and streams, forest edges, and paths. The rootstock and leaves of lady’s-mantle contain dye substances.

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Aunque se aportan nuevas localidades o se confirman citas antiguas de Epilobium angustifolium, Luzula nutans y Alchemilla xanthochlora, realmente reflejan la extrema rareza de estas plantas, dado que estas citas son fruto de una prospeccion intensiva del Parque Natural de Penalara.
Plants such as vinca or periwinkle and alchemilla are robust, grow well in the shade and provide good ground cover, keeping weeds down.
Under taller shrubs and roses, plant good ground cover perennials such as wild geranium (cranesbill) or Alchemilla mollis, and take note of the atmosphere you want to create through colour.
Alchemilla mollis ydi'r enw gwyddonol ac mae'n cael yr enw 'alcemydd bach' am fod diferion gloyw o ddwr sy'n edrych fel mwclis crisial yn casglu ar ei ddail.
The long days with toddlers became a long-distant memory, our contribution to horticulture becoming mostly informational, supplying a Nicotiana here, an Alchemilla Mollis there, a Sorbus or Streptocarpus whenever pressed to.
Alchemilla, known as lady's mantle, is a lovely green plant with small hairs on its leaves.
LADY'S MANTLE Also known as alchemilla, this is a fantastic all-rounder and a tough plant suitable for problem areas.
Some herbaceous plants will also set copious amounts of seed if they are not cut back so cut back the flower heads of alchemilla to stop it spreading across the whole garden.
And there's alchemilla mollis, Japanese anemones - especially the white varieties - aquilegias, astrantias, brunnera, campanula persicifolia, coreopsis verticillata, dicentra spectabilis, doronicum Miss Mason, echinops ritro, geraniums Wargrave, grandiflorum and Johnson's Blue, geum Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Stratheden, heleniums, hemerocallis or day lillies, lupins, lychnis coronaria, monarda, nepeta, phlox, pulmonarias, rudbeckias, sedum spectabile, sidalcea, stachys lanata and tradescantia.
Great planting companions include Perovskia 'Blue spire', lime green Alchemilla Mollis and Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant'.