Botanical name: 

Alchemilla. Alchemilla vulgaris, L. Lady's Mantle. (Fam. Rosaceae.)—This astringent, bitterish perennial European herb was formerly employed in diarrhea. By the ancients it was highly esteemed; extraordinary powers were ascribed to it by the alchemists. (P. J., 1885, 791.)

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.