Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


669

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Calyx greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals (usually)
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera americana var. americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-11-003:
Heuchera americana   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Alumroot


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image of Heuchera americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hecu4_001_lvd

        

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Jim Fanning    jcf_alumroot2

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The inflorescence is a pedunculate panicle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Tiarella and Heuchera species

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm080421_079

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm160422_078

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    s050410_c

April    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Leaves are shallowly & obscurely 5-lobed with mostly blunt teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Tiarella and Heuchera species

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm0305m_15

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm0405c_06

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Basal leaves are unequally 5-9 lobed, often white-mottled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm0405x_09

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Capsules 3-5.5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heuchera americana

JK Marlow    jkm0405x_11

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

The most widespread species of Heuchera in e. North America, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Heuchera americana

Keith Bradley    kab_h_americana_0978

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Heuchera americana

Keith Bradley    kab_h_americana_73702

May    Polk County    NC

Norman Wilder Forest

image of Heuchera americana

Gill Newberry    gn00_h_americana_flowers

Month Unknown        

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Gill Newberry    gn00_h_americana_inf

Month Unknown        

Calyx glandular-puberulent, greenish; stamens and style exserted, per Weakley's Flora.