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Plant Details

Heuchera americana

American Alumroot

Scientific Name:

Heuchera americana

Common Name:

American Alumroot

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Greenish yellow

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

Shade, Part Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Habitat Description:

Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Bloom spikes can grow to 2.5' to 3'.

Blooming Plants in a Landscape

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Bloom Spikes

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Bloom close up

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Tom Harville

Typical leaves

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Atypical Leaves

Many selections have come from this species

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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