OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-004?:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heuchera pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot


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image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hepu7_001_lvd

        

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Dan Whitten    sdw_042219_leaves2

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Dan Whitten    sdw_042519_heuchera

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7906

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Flowering stems short stipitate-glandular, per Flora of North America.

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7909

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Flowers viewed from the side will look mostly green owing to the long (9-10mm) calyx lobes, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7910

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7915

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

The upper leaf surface is rather pubescent, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7916

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Samantha Tessel    sam_7957

May    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Sepals about as long as petals, stamens not exserted, style conspicuously longer than petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-004?:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heuchera pubescens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3248

Forb
Perennial

Native to North & possibly South Carolina

Rare (an endemic)

Habitat: Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic or circumneutral, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Sepals green-tipped; petals pink or purplish-red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals (usually)
5 stamens
Ovary half-inferior

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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