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Lady's Mantle

Lady's Mantle, the popular name of the rosaceous genus Alchemilla, especially A. vulgaris, from its roundish, 7- to 9-lobed, plaited, and serrate leaves. Those of some alpine species have long silvery hairs. Root-pressure bedews the teeth of the leaf with drops of water. The stipules are ochreate (q.v.), and the minute greenish flowers, which are numerous, are interesting from their symmetry being often tetramerous, their ring-shaped perigynous disk, and their solitary one-seeded carpel on a gynophore (q.v.), with a lateral style and forming a single achene (q.v.).