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  Heuchera richardsonii R.Br. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Saxifragaceae
Heuchera richardsonii R.Br.
prairie alumroot, Richardson's alumroot
Heuchera: after Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1747), professor of medicine and botanist at Wittenberg, Germany
richardsonii: for Sir John Richardson (1787-1865, its discoverer), Scottish naturalist and boreal and artic North American explorer
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Flower: green to cream, 5-parted, tubular-shaped, the 1/3" long, upper surface overhanging the shorter (to half as long) lower surface; inflorescence a 7" dense, narrow, branched cluster (panicle) of drooping flowers, its long stalk with a few scale-like bracts; blooms June-July
Leaf:basal, long-stalked, palmately-divided into 7-9 lobes with 3-5 smaller, rounded lobes
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, or wet; woods, prairies
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Heuchera hispida auct. non Pursh
Heuchera richardsonii R.Br. var. affinis Rosend., Butters & Lakela
Heuchera richardsonii R.Br. var. grayana Rosend., Butters & Lakela
Heuchera richardsonii R.Br. var. hispidior Rosend., Butters & Lakela

         
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