Ladies'-Mantle, or Alche-milla, L. a genus of plants comprising four species, three of which are indigenous, and of these, the principal is the vulgaris, or Common Ladies'-mantle, growing frequently in meadows and pastures : it flowers from June to September.

This plant might be easily cultivated, either by dividing the roots, or scattering the seed in autumn. It requires a moist soil, a shady situation, and to be kept clean from weeds.

The leaves of the ladies'-mantle are mildly astringent; though at present seldom used in medicine. -According to Gleditsch and Bautsch, the whole plant .may be advantageously employed in tanning.- Horses, sheep, and goats, eat this vegetable, but it is not relished by cows; and hogs totally refuse it