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Lady's Mantle

Lady's MantleMost species of Alchemilla are clump-forming or mounded perennials with basal leaves arising from woody rhizomes. Some species have leaves with lobes that radiate from a common point and others have divided leaves. Both are typically fan-shaped with small teeth at the tips. The long-stalked, gray-green to green leaves are often covered with soft hairs, which hold water drops on the surface and along the edges. Green to bright chartreuse flowers are small, have no petals and appear in clusters above the foliage in late spring and summer.

Photograph and text courtesy of Wikipedia.