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Heuchera glabra (Alpine heuchera)
Weyand, Phyllis

Heuchera glabra

Heuchera glabra Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.

Alpine Heuchera, Alpine Alum-root, Alpine Alumroot

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: HEGL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Cordate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Leaf Base: Cordate , Truncate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia; Alaska, Oregon, Washington.
Native Habitat: Rock ledges and crevices along cliffs to above tree line; 0-4875'.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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