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Heuchera micrantha Douglas ex Lindl.
Crevice alumroot, Common alumroot
USDA Symbol: HEMI7
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Crevice alumroots decorative rosette of round, scalloped, reddish leaves subtends a 1 1/2-2 ft., reddish flowering stalk bearing dainty, white, bell-shaped flowers in a diffuse, open display. The clumps of foliage are often 1-2 ft. across.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
Inner coastal areas from c. CA
to B.C. & w.c. ID Native Habitat:
Moist, wooded banks & rocks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rocky, humus-rich soils.
Conditions Comments: An easy to please plant and can spread rapidly.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Hummingbirds
Use Food: Newly emerged leaves eaten by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagate from seed or cuttings (lateral rosettes).
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary. Scatter on soil surface in autumn.
Commercially Avail: 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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff