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Heuchera americana

American Alumroot

Scientific Name:

Heuchera americana

Genus:

Heuchera

Species Epithet:

americana

Common Name:

American Alumroot

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Bloom spikes can grow to 2.5' to 3'.

Blooming Plants in a Landscape

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Bloom Spikes

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Bloom close up

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Tom Harville

Typical leaves

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Atypical Leaves

Many selections have come from this species

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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