Heuchera micrantha

Heuchera micrantha is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name crevice alumroot, or small-flowered alumroot.[1]

Crevice alumroot
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Heuchera micrantha in Rogue Wild and Scenic River
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera
Species:
H. micrantha
Binomial name
Heuchera micrantha

DistributionEdit

It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California, where it grows on rocky slopes and cliffs.

DescriptionEdit

 
Each rounded flower has fleshy, hairy lobes tipped with tiny petals and protruding stamens and stigma.

This plant is quite variable in appearance. There are a number of wild and cultivated varieties. The leaves are lobed and usually coated in glandular hairs. They are green to reddish-green or purple-green in color and may have very long, gland-dotted petioles. The plant produces an erect inflorescence up to a meter high bearing many clusters of pink, white, or greenish flowers. Each rounded flower has fleshy, hairy lobes tipped with tiny petals and protruding stamens and stigma.

Native Americans pounded the root to make a poultice.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fagan, Damian (2019). Wildflowers of Oregon: A Field Guide to Over 400 Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Coast, Cascades, and High Desert. Guilford, CT: FalconGuides. p. 91. ISBN 1-4930-3633-5. OCLC 1073035766.

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