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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Heuchera cylindrica Douglas ex Hook.
Poker Heuchera, Roundleaf alumroot
USDA Symbol: HECY2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Leathery leaves, varying from ovate to broadly heart-shaped, on long stalks clustered at base of flower stalks; upper plant densely covered with glandular hairs, especially in narrow, greenish-yellowish flower cluster.
The dense narrow flower cluster and the very short petals (or their absence) help distinguish this species from several others in the genus. Alumroot species are variable, making identification of many plants difficult.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
British Columbia and Alberta south to northeastern California and east to northern Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana. Native Habitat:
Rocky flats, slopes, and cliffs.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff