Alchemilla arvensis (L.) Scop.

First published in Fl. Carniol., ed. 2, 1: 115 (1771)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe to Iran. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.


Native to:

Albania, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Argentina South, British Columbia, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Delaware, Falkland Is., Georgia, Idaho, Mexico Northwest, New Jersey, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nova Scotia, Oregon, Poland, Tasmania, Victoria, Washington, Western Australia


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Mouterde, P. in Mouterde, P. (1986). Nouvelle flore du Liban se de la Syrie 2: 1-727. Dar El-Machreq Sarl, Beyrouth, Liban.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browicz, K. & al. (1969). Rosaceae I. Flora Iranica 66: 1-217. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2014). Flora of North America North of Mexico 9: 1-713. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.
  • Kurtto, A., Fröhner, S.E. & Lampinen, R. (eds.) (2007). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 14: 1-200.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Webb, C.J., Sykes, W.R. & Garnock-Jones, P.J. (1988). Flora of New Zealand 4: 1-1365. Botany division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch.
  • Zohary, M. in Feinbrun-Dothan, N. (1972). Flora Palaestina 2(Text): 1-489. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2011 Day, C.D. [172], Turkey Aphanes arvensis K000341572 No
Jan 1, 1977 s.coll. [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730168 Yes
Jan 1, 1977 [Kranzl] [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730170 Yes
Jan 1, 1977 s.coll. [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730171 Yes
Jan 1, 1977 s.coll. [s.n.], France Aphanes arvensis K000730167 Yes
Jan 1, 1977 Greville [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730166 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730169 Yes
Lemann, C.M. [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730165 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Aphanes arvensis K000730164 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Chile Aphanes arvensis K000730172 isotype Yes


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