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Heuchera villosa (Hairy alumroot)
Brundage, Stephanie

Heuchera villosa

Heuchera villosa Michx.

Hairy Alumroot

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: HEVI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 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.

Early descriptions cited variety villosa, with more deeply lobed leaves, in the eastern part of the range, and variety macrorhiza, with shallower lobes, to the west. Variety macrorhiza is now defined as a synonym of variety villosa.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

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


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.


Description: Propagate by division.
Commercially Avail: yes

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

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


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

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