Friday, June 18, 2010

The Yellow-Green Lady's Mantle

The yellow-green lady's mantle (Alchemilla xanthochlora) is a perennial plant, which belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae). The plant is on the Dutch Red List of plants as very rare and stable or increased. The plant is native to North and Central Europe.

The plant is 15-80 cm high and has a woody rhizome. The leaves are as long as broad. The top of the 7-15 cm root leaves are bare or at most in the folds slightly hairy. The sheet entitled steal or protruding upward slanting hairs and the stems. The stipules of the basal leaves no dry quickly.

The yellow-green lady's mantle blooms from May to autumn with yellow green flowers in a tuilvormig regardless meertakkig bijscherm arranged. Petals absent. The broad-ovoid, 1.3 to 1.5 mm long sepals are shorter to slightly longer than the bare or nearly bare calyx tube. The bijkelkbladen are much smaller than the calyx.

The fruit is an achene eenzadige.

The plant is the grass on a dry to fairly moist soil along streams.


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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