Alchemilla alpina   Alpine Lady's-mantle C DD N

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Although this is strictly an upland plant, where it does grow it is often found in large numbers. On Ben Lawers for instance it is found near the Visitor's centre and then everywhere right up to the summit of the mountain at 3,996 feet. It is quite distinct from the other native Alchemilla species having palmate leaves and a silver underside to the leaf.

This plant is found throughout Scotland on the high ground and in the Lake district but isn't found at all in Snowdonia and only very occasionally south in the Pennines. There are very few records from Ireland.

LHS: Fraoch beinn 8th June 2006 RHS: Coire an t-Sneachda 18th July 2007

Added on Oct 9th 05, updated Mar 9th 08, updated 21st Jun 08, updated 22nd Feb 2010, updated 2nd Mar 12

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