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9. Alchemilla monticola Opiz in F. Berchtold et al., Oekon.-techn. Fl. Böhm. 2(1): 13. 1838.

Mountain alchemilla, alchémille des montagnes

Alchemilla pastoralis Buser; A. vulgaris Linnaeus var. pastoralis (Buser) B. Boivin

Plants medium-sized, grass green, young inflorescences yellowish, often becoming reddish brown, ˂25–30(–40) cm, often robust˃. Stems densely spreading-hairy in distal 1/2. Leaves: stipules translucent to pale green proximally, ˂apex green˃; blade reniform or reniform-orbiculate, rather shallowly 7–9-lobed, margins flat or slightly undulate, basal sinuses wide or narrow, ˂basal lobes not overlapping˃, middle lobes rounded, equal to longer than their half-width; incisions usually relatively short, sometimes absent or relatively long; teeth usually slightly connivent, mostly slightly asymmetric but a few strongly so, apex acute to subobtuse, surfaces densely pubescent throughout, adaxial ˂gray green to dark green˃. Inflorescences: primary branches densely hairy; ˂peduncles sparsely hairy or glabrous˃. Pedicels glabrous or some of the proximal hairy. Flowers ˂green, often becoming reddish˃; epicalyx bractlet lengths at least 0.5 times sepals (not longer, always narrower); hypanthium ˂rounded at base˃, usually sparsely to densely spreading-hairy, rarely glabrous. Achenes exserted 1/5 from discs.

Flowering late May–Sep. Meadows, lawns, ditches, under trees; 0–3000 m; introduced; B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que.; Conn., Maine, Mass., Mont., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., Vt., Wis.; Europe.


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