Lady's mantle species.
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 01:30:32 +0000
From: christopher hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: Re: Alchemilla
>New question. Can any species of Alchemilla be used? And why is it not listed in the catalogues? It's not in Kings, Grieves lists just vulgaris, Moore lists occidentalis, The plant in question is A. mollis. So, can this species be safely used?
I missed the original question but...
A mollis may be substituted for A vulgaris and it is, perhaps, more easily available in gardening catalogues. A arvensis, called Parsley Piert, is quite a different herb. This herb is now called Aphanes arvensis to underline the difference.
[I use all Alchemillas I see - after all, they're named Alchemilla vulgaris sensu lato, which means "in a wider sense". So does it look like your usual run-of-the-mill lady's mantle, compleat with dewdrop at the center of the leaf? Go ahead and use it. -Henriette, Feb02]