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Heuchera americana

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Heuchera americana
'Green Spice'
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera
Species:
H. americana
Binomial name
Heuchera americana

Heuchera americana, or American alumroot, is a small (under 2 ft. high and wide) evergreen perennial native to eastern and central North America in the Saxifrage family.

Characteristics

Heuchera cultivars at the BBC Gardeners' World show in June 2011, with 'Midnight Rose' in the center.
Heuchera cultivars at the BBC Gardeners' World show in June 2011, with 'Midnight Rose' in the center.

American alumroot has lobed semi-palmate green, purple, or brown leaves that may or may not be veined or marbled. Loose racemes of insignificant green to cream flowers up to 1 meter tall bloom June to August. Found naturally in rock crevices and ledges of bluffs.[1][2]

This species has become popular with horticulturists and home-gardeners. It is usually grown for its unique foliage. New varieties are introduced regularly.[1]

Gallery

  • Heuchera americana 'Garnet' leaf
    Heuchera americana 'Garnet' leaf
  • Heuchera americana 'Garnet' emerging flower stalk
    Heuchera americana 'Garnet' emerging flower stalk

References

  1. ^ a b "Heuchera americana". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016.
  2. ^ "Plants Profile for Heuchera americana American alumroot". NRCS Plants Database. Retrieved 18 Feb 2016.


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