|Scientific Name||Heuchera parvifolia (Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEPA11|
|Common Name||Snow Alumroot, Common Alumroot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24366|
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.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County