lady's mantle

(redirected from Alchemilla)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

lady's mantle,

n Latin names:
Alchemilla mollis, Alchemilla vulgaris; parts used: flowers, roots, leaves; uses: topically controls bleeding, astringent, menstrual cramps, symptoms of menopause, diarrhea; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, hepatotoxicity. Also called
bear's foot, dewcup, leontopodium, lion's foot, nine hooks, or
stellaria.
References in periodicals archive ?
Aunque tradicionalmente del grupo de las Alchemilla de hojas no profundamente hendidas solo se reconocia en el Sistema Central la presencia de A.
Flower arrangers could also chance popping in some Alchemilla mollis whose fresh foliage and sprays of tiny lime green flowers are always a winner and will self-seed into available gaps.
Bring your garden to life with favourites such as lupins, delphiniums or hollyhocks; or perhaps choose the lush foliage of an alchemilla (Ladys Mantle) or heuchera.
Plant them with companions with heavy foliage such as Alchemilla mollis and heuchera.
Peony shoots are surging upwards, red and rubbery; downy alchemilla mollis leaves are appearing from bare soil; and, after a long wait, due to cold weather, the first green potato foliage is pushing through the compost in its raised bed.
Many make excellent permanent edging, such as Alchemilla mollis, Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea' and Saxifraga x urbium.
To cover bare soil, use ground-huggers such as alchemilla, hardy geraniums, bugle, heuchera and epimedium to create a woven tapestry of flowers and foliage.
Other good choices include Alchemilla mollis, hardy geraniums and Rudbeckias, while long-lived static perennials which form clumps more slowly, include astilbes, euphorbia and Sedum spectabile.
There are some zingy yellow highlights to catch the eye as well - Verbascum Gainsborough, frothy lime-green flowers of Alchemilla mollis and Euphorbia characias - and then I'd suggest putting in some citrusy spots of orange courtesy of Geum Totally Tang T erine.
Expert tip: The reflected heat from walkways also suits lavender, catmint or nepeta and alchemilla or lady's mantle, which are more exuberant and will spill over the path when in flower.
Expert tip: The reflected heat from paths also suits lavender, which makes a fairly neat edging plant, and also catmint or nepeta and alchemilla, or lady's mantle.