Lady's Mantle, raindrops

Lady’s Mantle or Alchemilla Mollis, call her what you will, can be found in most gardens.  What I like most about her is the way that rain collects on her leaves.  The perfect drops stay glistening for hours after the shower has passed.  Some say that licking the dew pearls will cure all manner of ills, not something I have ever tried. She gets both her names from her powerful medicinal properties.  Alchemilla comes from the word Alchemy in acknowledgement of the plant’s healing abilities.  Lady’s Mantle is both a reference to her scalloped leaves that would make fine cloaks for fairies and that she is especially efficacious in female ailments.



  1. September 6, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I have almost the same shot. I completely agree, the way the raindrops just sit there is amazing. I didn’t know about its medicinal properties, although I’m not sure I want to lick the ones in our park 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

      • September 6, 2015 / 1:20 pm

        Can you get that through to Freya? 😀

  2. September 6, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Can’t say I’ve ever licked a leaf that wasn’t traditionally used for eating!
    Fab photograph though.

    • September 6, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      It’s there in all the herbals! But I’ll let you try first!

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