Alchemilla Vulgaris- Lady’s mantle
Alchemilla Vulgaris is a PERENNIAL wild plant growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in).
It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender and is in flower from Jun to September. The seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Apomictic.The plant is self-fertilising.
Lady’s Mantle Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Ground Cover; Meadow
Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. A dry, somewhat astringent flavourand are used in a bitter herb pudding called ‘Easter ledger’ which is eaten during Lent. The root is edible if cooked and also has an astringent taste. The leaves are used commercially in the blending of tea
Lady’s mantle has a long history of herbal use, mainly as an external treatment for cuts and wounds, and internally in the treatment of diarrhoea and a number of women’s ailments, especially menstrual problems and conjunctivitis