Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


670

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in shaded cliff bases, usually under overhangs, on grotto floors, behind waterfalls where humidity is high but not in the spray zone, nearly always in deeply shaded situations where little or no direct sunlight falls, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Calyx white-hairy, petas pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals (usually)
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-11-002:
Heuchera parviflora   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cave Alumroot, Small-flower Alumroot


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JK Marlow    jkm0504r_01

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

The small, sharply toothed, rounded leaves have gently cut lobes, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


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image of Heuchera parviflora

JK Marlow    jkm0504r_02

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Uncommon throughout its range, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Heuchera parviflora

Ron Lance    rwl670_a

September        

In deeply shaded sites, it is often the only vascular plant present, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Heuchera parviflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_heuchera_parviflora

November        

The tiny white flowers are in multiple branched racemes, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


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