Heuchera pubescens Pursh

  • 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 pubescens Pursh

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 3–9 dm; scape with to 5 lf-like bracts; petioles and stems glabrous or glandular-puberulent; lvs round-cordate, conspicuously 5–7-lobed, the teeth broadly rounded to acute, mucronate; bracts of the infl somewhat scarious; fls oblique, 7–11 mm on the upper side, 2/3–3/4 as long on the lower, the free part of the hypanthium 2–6 mm; sep somewhat spreading, rounded, separated by narrow sinuses; pet white to pink or purple, 2.5–5 mm, somewhat inflexed, broadly spatulate, generally fimbriate-margined; stamens and style typically barely exserted, varying to barely included or evidently exserted; 2n=14. Upland woods in the Ridge and Valley geological province, from s. Pa. and w. Md. to Va. and W.Va. May, June.

  • Common Names

    Appalachian alum-root