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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Heuchera parvifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Littleleaf alumroot, Little-leaf alumroot, Saxifrage
USDA Symbol: hepa11
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Flowering stems rise 10-18 in. above a clump of long-petioled, basal leaves. The showy foliage is broad and heart-shaped with numerous lobes. The small inflorescence is narrow to loose and made up of tiny, greenish-yellow flowers.
Littleleaf Alumroot is in the saxifrage family (family Saxifragaceae), members of which are usually herbs with small flowers. There are about 30 genera and 580 species, which occur mainly in cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Alt. to NM,
w. to c. ID, NV
& AZ Native Habitat:
Brushy or wooded mountain sites on granite or limestone cliffs or gravelly slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: A good rock garden selection.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2010-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff