Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA-SC Piedmont), primarily endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in crevices of rock outcrops, or in thin soil over boulders, not particular about rock type, occurring on a wide range of rock types in our area, including felsic gneisses & schists, mafic gneisses, granites, quartzites, & others, probably the most acidophilic of our species of Heuchera, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Calyx white-hairy, petas white to 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 villosa var. villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera villosa var. villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-11-001:
Heuchera villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot