Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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, a characteristic component of the flora of high elevation cliffs and summits (to at least 1920 m), not particular about the rock type, occurring on a wide range of rock types in our area, including felsic gneisses and schists, mafic gneisses, granites, quartzites, and others, probably the most acidophilic of our taxa of Heuchera, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Calyx white-hairy; petals 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 (2/8/20):
Heuchera villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heuchera villosa var. villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 094-11-001:
Heuchera villosa   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Heuchera villosa var. villosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Heuchera villosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle


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image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm080421_078

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1504

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    s050504_a

May    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Both the lobes and the teeth of the leaf blades are sharp-pointed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm0307c_33

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm0407c_1011

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Heuchera usually has leaves as wide as long and with prominent variegation, per Weakley's Flora (2020).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Alumroot, Foamflower, and Miterwort

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm0407j_14

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm0507e_20

July    Fayette County    WV

Hawks Nest State Park

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm070721_073

July    Mitchell County    NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

A characteristic component of the flora of high elevation cliffs and summits, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm060813_189

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm060813_190b

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The calyx is covered with long white hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm160827_699

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Petioles rusty-villous to glabrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm190913_1414

September    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A cup-shaped white hairy calyx, 5 minute petals, 5 long-extending stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Alumroot, Foamflower, and Miterwort

image of Heuchera villosa, Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot, Rock Alumroot, Crag-jangle

JK Marlow    jkm0310i_04

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden