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Photo Gallery | Flowers, Swedish Lapland

Alchemilla alpina

Mountain lady's mantle

Alpen-Frauenmantel

Fjällkåpa

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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.

Alchemilla:
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.
Alpina:
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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