Is there another name for a plant called lady’s-mantle?
Yes, Alchemilla vulgaris is a hardy perennial that grows to about 12 inches tall. The name lady’s-mantle comes from its fan-shaped, pleated leaves, which resemble the folds of a medieval cloak. The leaves collect sparkling droplets of dew or rain, which were prized by alchemists, hence the Latin name Alchemilla. The plant makes a handsome ground cover and bears clusters of small yellow blossoms that dry nicely for in-house arrangements.