Species: Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris agg.)

Family: Roses (ROSACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.


The Rose family gives us many of our most commercially important fruits, such as the Prunus species. They have alternate leaves and 5-petalled flowers.

C. Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris agg.)

Flowering from May, this plant has a long history in folk medicine. The roots are astringent and styptic. An infusion of the dried herb abates excessive menstrual bleeding, hence the name.


Lady's Mantle

Lady's Mantle has alternate leaves and a profusion of very small 5-petalled flowers.

Lady's Mantle

Flowering from May, Lady's Mantle has a long history in folk medicine.