OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera americana var. americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-003:
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Alumroot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hecu4_001_lvd

        

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Jim Fanning    jcf_alumroot2

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The inflorescence is a pedunculate panicle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm080421_079

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm160422_078

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    s050410_c

April    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Leaves are shallowly & obscurely 5-lobed with mostly blunt teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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JK Marlow    jkm0305m_15

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0405c_06

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Heuchera usually has leaves as wide as long and with prominent variegation, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

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JK Marlow    jkm0405x_09

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Capsules 3-5.5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405x_11

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

The most widespread species of Heuchera in e. North America, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

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Keith Bradley    kab_h_americana_0978

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_h_americana_73702

May    Polk County    NC

Norman Wilder Forest

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Gill Newberry    gn00_h_americana_flowers

Month Unknown        

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Gill Newberry    gn00_h_americana_inf

Month Unknown        

Calyx glandular-puberulent, greenish; stamens and style exserted, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera americana var. americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-003:
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

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669

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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