Invasive Non-native Species

Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis, lady's-mantle, is a vigorous herbaceous perennial plant native to southern Europe and grown throughout the world as an ornamental garden plant. It has lime green flowers and large, light green, fan like, hairy and slightly pleated leaves.

It reproduces mainly by seed, which is produced abundantly, but it can also spread by rhizome fragments. Cultivated in Britain since 1874, was first recorded in the wild in 1948 and is now found throughout the UK. In the Outer Hebrides it appears to be more widely recorded in the north of Lewis, but it is colonising new areas. Introductions into new areas could be prevent by gardeners and horticulturists adopting the Be Plant Wise guidelines.

Lady's Mantle