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lady's mantle

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any of various rosaceous plants of the N temperate genus Alchemilla, having small green flowers
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any of several herbaceous perennials of the genus Alchemilla, particularly A. vulgaris, within the rose family (Rosaceae). A. vulgaris is widely distributed in Eurasia and has been introduced into North America. It grows up to 60 cm (2 feet) tall on grasslands and rocky soils. The broad leaves are borne on long stalks, have shallow, rounded lobes and toothed edges, and are about 10 cm (4 inches) across. The tiny greenish yellow flowers grow in a terminal cluster

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