(Snow Alumroot)

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Heuchera parvifolia, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5432

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Heuchera parvifolia, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5432-2

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Heuchera parvifolia, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5437

Scientific Name Heuchera parvifolia (Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis) USDA PLANTS Symbol HEPA11
Common Name Snow Alumroot, Common Alumroot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24366
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5000 to 13500 ft.); dry, rocky areas, outcrops, slopes.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 28 inches tall with long, slender, hairy, reddish stem.
Leaves: Basal leaves with overall kidney shape (reniform) 3/8 to 3 inches across, with 5 to 7 shallow to deep lobes and edges with rounded teeth.
Inflorescence: Spike-like panicle of very small flowers about 1/4-inch across with yellowish centers, 5 tiny white petals and 5 yellow-green sepals.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County