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Common Lady's-mantle - Alchemilla xanthochlora
Other Names:  Alchemilla monticola, Alchemilla vulgaris

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Long-hairy, rhizomatous perennial. Stems ascending, 15–50 cm. Leaves short-petiolate; the blades orbicular, cordate, 3–8 cm wide, with 7 to 9 serrate lobes; stipules fan-shaped, dentate, to 15 mm long. Inflorescence a bracteate, paniculate cyme. Flowers 4-merous, perigynous; hypanthium obconic, 1–2 mm long, pilose; sepals ca. 1.5 mm long, spreading, alternating with bracteoles; petals absent; stamens 4; pistil 1. Fruit a solitary ovoid achene ca. 2 mm long, enclosed in the hypanthium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Lesica (2012) treats this as Alchemilla vulgaris.

Range Comments
Collected in Gallatin and Meagher counties. Introduced to much of eastern U.S., sporadic in the west; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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