Garden Lady's-mantle - Alchemilla mollis


A large robust member of the family: a plant may reach 60 cm in height and 75 cm across. It has lime green flowers and large, light green, fan like, hairy and slightly pleated leaves.

Similar Species

The native Alchemilla filicaulis subsp vestita is a much smaller plant

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Epicalyx segments c. as long as sepals; robust plant

Recording advice

A photograph of the plant in its habitat


It will tolerate both sun and slight shade, so may be found in various habitats.

When to see it

Flowering May to September.

Life History


UK Status

A garden escape that has now colonised most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

In the current VC55 checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Alien; neophyte; occasional.  First record in 1995

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map