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Heuchera micrantha

Heuchera micrantha Douglas ex Lindl.

Crevice Alumroot, Common Alumroot

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , ID , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Inner coastal areas from c. CA to B.C. & w.c. ID
Native Habitat: Moist, wooded banks & rocks

Growing Conditions

Light 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.


Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds
Use Food: Newly emerged leaves eaten by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds


Description: 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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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