Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4337

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (endemic to Piedmont of sc VA, NC, & sc SC)

Look for it in rocky forests, rock outcrops, particularly where soils are subacidic to circumneutral, replacing H. americana in much of the upper Piedmont , per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Sepals greenish-tipped; petals white or pink
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 (6/30/18):
Heuchera caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera caroliniana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-003?:
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH A monograph on the genus Heuchera (Rosendahl, Butters, Lakela, 1936)
Heuchera americana var. caroliniana

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Alumroot


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