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Alchemilla alpina

Mountain lady's mantle



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Alchemilla alpina. Mountain lady's mantle, Alpen-Frauenmantel, Fjällkåpa.
Both links below: Swedish Museum of Natural History

Distribution in Scandinavia.
Distribution in northern hemisphere.

derives from the Arabic word alkemelyeh, chemistry. The alchemists used the yellowish drops on lady's mantles in their efforts to try to make gold.
can be found in alpine terrain, above the tree line.

Alchemilla alpina was used in the Sami cuisine as an ingredient in a meal called gompa.

Alchemilla alpina prefer lime-deficient environments. It is the only representative in Sweden of the large Alchemilla family with this clearly finger shaped leaves.

Flowers: July - August

For general information about the Alchemilla family, have a look at Alchemilla sp.

These photos were taken in:

Njunjes - Tarrekaise (Tarra valley, Swedish Lapland)

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