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Heuchera villosa (Hairy alumroot)
Bruso, George H.

Heuchera villosa

Heuchera villosa Michx.

Hairy alumroot

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HEVI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 6-10 in. perennial with feathery, plume-like flower spikes and graceful, maple-like, hairy, basal foliage. The tiny flowers are pink to white. The petioles and flowering stems are hairy.

The variety villosa, which has more deeply lobed leaves, occurs in the eastern part of the range, while variety macrorhiza, with shallower lobes, is found to the west.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , GA , IN , KY , MD , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: VA to IN, s. to AL & AR
Native Habitat: Moist, shaded rock ledges & cliffs

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, humus-rich soil.

Propagation

Description: Propagate by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Heuchera villosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heuchera villosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heuchera villosa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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