Heuchera americana L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Heuchera americana L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 4–14 dm; scape with a few small, scale-like bracts; petioles glabrous to minutely glandular-puberulent, seldom with a few longer spreading hairs; lvs often white-mottled, variously hairy or glabrous, 5–9-lobed with lobes of various depths, often pentagonal in outline, the teeth rounded to acute, mucronate; stem glandular in the infl, otherwise glabrous; fls only slightly oblique, 3–7 mm (to the sep-tips), the free part of the hypanthium 0.5–1.5 mm; stamens and style long-exserted; pet spatulate, greenish, white, or pink, entire or with small teeth; 2n=14. Dry upland woods; Conn. to Ga., w. to s. Ont., s. Mich., Ind., s. Ill., and e. Okla. Apr.–June (July).

  • Common Names

    common alum-root