Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3248

Forb
Perennial

Native to North & possibly South Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic or circumneutral, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Sepals greenish-tipped; petals pink or purplish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals (usually)
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-004?:
Heuchera pubescens   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Heuchera pubescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot


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image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hepu7_001_lvd

        

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Kevin Caldwell    kev_h_pubescens

May    Madison County    NC

The upper leaf surface is rather pubescent, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Heuchera pubescens, Marbled Alumroot, Downy Alumroot

Kevin Caldwell    kev_h_pubescens2

May    Madison County    NC

Flowers show only a slight extension of stigmas and styles beyond petals, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.