FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Alchemilla glomerulans, Clustered Lady's-mantle

Alchemilla glomerulans; the clustered lady's-mantle is one of the two most common micro species of the A. vulgaris group. Typically they have rather light coloured leaves, slightly larger than the other common micro-species of A. vulgaris being A. filicaulis. The clustered lady's-mantle is common on Iceland except for the southern coastal regions and the drier high land districts.

They are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Hnoðmaríustakkur.

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Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk - unless stated otherwise


zooming in on flowers of the Clustered Lady's-mantle
Leaves of A. glomerulans and A. filicaulis, side by side. A. glomerulans = Clustered Lady's-mantle is the one on the right. On the left is A. filicaulis = Hairy Lady's-mantle
Petioles (leafstems) of both A. filicaulis = Hairy Lady's-mantle and A. glomerulans = Clustered Lady's-mantle, showing the different type of hairs
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Leaves of A. glomerulans & A. filicaulis.

Petioles of filicaulis & glomerulans: different type of hairs

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