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Common Name: Ladies Mantle
Botanical Name: Alchemilla mollis ()
Post Harvest Care
- It has a white, milky substance that appears after stems are cut. Should be placed immediately into a solution after cutting so the sap will not retard solution uptake.
- Is a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family with common relatives including spirea, geum, pyracantha, cotoneaster, apple, pear, and hawthorn.
- Native to Turkey, Russia.
- Large, robust plant with flower stems to about 20 inches.
- Flowers appear as an eighted pointed star. Foliage is soft, hairy.
Flower Color: Yellow, showy.
Storage Specifics: Most likely can be held in the mid to low 30sF but specific research data has not yet been located.
- Can be used as a fresh and dried cut flower.
- The specific epithet name of "mollis" means hairy or soft, in referecne to the foliage and stems.
- A favourite with flower arrangers because of its easy use as a filler.
- Lady's mantle got its common name from folklore that suggests this plant adorned the Virgin Mary.