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Heuchera parvifolia (Littleleaf alumroot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Heuchera parvifolia

Heuchera parvifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray

Littleleaf Alumroot, Little-leaf Alumroot, Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: hepa11

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

Flowering stems rise 10-28 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , UT , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Distribution: Alt. to NM, w. to c. ID, NV & AZ, south to Chihuahua in northern Mexico
Native Habitat: Brushy or wooded mountain sites on granite or limestone cliffs or gravelly slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: A good rock garden selection.


Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

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


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

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