This is a genus of plants from the northern
temperate regions of the world including
Asia and North America . There are
about 250 species of Alchemilla. It
is closely related to the genera
Acaena and Sanguisorba.
plants were supposedly used in alchemy
(magically producing gold or other precious
metals from base metals). The name
is a Latinized version of the original Arabic
Lady's mantle is used primarily for its
foliage. The flowers are not spectacular at
all. Its foliage will carry beads of
moisture after a rain or heavy morning dew.