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Heuchera rubescens (Pink alumroot)
Northington, David K.

Heuchera rubescens

Heuchera rubescens Torr.

Pink Alumroot, Mountain Alumroot, Red Alumroot, Wild Coralbells

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Low, neat rosettes of grape-like leaves subtend flowering stalks usually 4-12 in. high. This is a variable species, mostly differing in the size of the sometimes reddish leaves and height of the flowering stalk. Bell-shaped flowers are white to pink.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Sierra Nevadas in CA, e. to UT & s.e. ID
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky places; 6000-11,000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.


Description: Sow seed.
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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