Himalayan Lady's Mantle
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Himalayan Lady's Mantle
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Himalayan Lady's Mantle
Botanical name: Alchemilla trollii    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Himalayan Lady's Mantle is a hairless perennial herb found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Kashmir, at altitudes of 3000-4100 m. Flowers are yellow-green, in a lax branched cluster, borne on sparsely leafy stems up to 10 cm long. Flowers are tiny, 3 mm across, in dense umbels. Basal leaves are hairy, kidney-shaped or heart-shaped, 3-6 cm across, on very long leaf-stalk up to 10 cm. Leaves usually have shallow, rounded, toothed lobes. Stem leaves are similar, but with short stalks, and with leaf-like ovate stipules. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Khillenmarg , Kashmir.
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