Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita

(Buser) M. E. Bradshaw

Watsonia 5: 305. 1963.

Common names: Alchémille vêtue
Basionym: Alchemilla filicaulis forma vestita Buser Bull. Herb. Boissier 1(app. 2): 23. 1893
Synonyms: A. filicaulis var. vestita (Buser) H. J. Coste A. vestita Linnaeus A. vulgaris var. vestita (Buser) Fernald & Wiegand
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 307.

Stems densely hairy. Leaf blades: basal sinus incisions relatively short or long, sometimes absent, abaxial surface usually irregularly or uniformly hairy, sometimes glabrous, nerves hairy throughout, adaxial usually densely hairy throughout, rarely only on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches densely hairy; peduncles hairy. Pedicels, or at least most, hairy. Flowers: hypanthium densely hairy.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Moist to mesic meadows, herb slopes, sometimes near seashores
Elevation: 0–500 m


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Greenland, N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Que., Europe.


Subspecies vestita was recognized by M. L. Fernald (1950) and A. E. Roland and E. C. Smith (1966) as Alchemilla minor Hudson, a misapplication of that name. The subspecies is probably introduced in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
(Buser) M. E. Bradshaw +
Alchemilla filicaulis +
Alchémille vêtue +
Greenland +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, Que. +  and Europe. +
0–500 m +
Moist to mesic meadows, herb slopes, sometimes near seashores +
Flowering late Jun–Aug. +
Illustrated +
A. filicaulis var. vestita +, A. vestita +  and A. vulgaris var. vestita +
Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita +
Alchemilla filicaulis +
subspecies +