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Heuchera villosa var. macrorhiza [=Heuchera macrorhiza]

Hairy Alumroot, Giant Alumroot

Scientific Name:

Heuchera villosa var. macrorhiza [=Heuchera macrorhiza]

Genus:

Heuchera

Species Epithet:

villosa

Common Name:

Hairy Alumroot, Giant Alumroot

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cliffs, riverbanks, especially in calcareous or subcalcareous substrates.

Leaf Arrangement:

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

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

(*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

This plant seems to be very distinct from typical H. villosa, and actually may be more closely related to H. arkansana.

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