Heuchera parvifolia

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Scientific Name Heuchera parvifolia (Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Snow Alumroot, Common Alumroot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage) Flora of North America Ref.
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine. Dry, rocky areas, outcrops, slopes.
Plant: Perennial up to 2 feet tall with long, slender, hairy, reddish stem.
Leaves: Basal leaves with overall kidney shape (reniform) with 5 to 7 lobes and toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Spike-like panicle of very small flowers about 1/4-inch across with yellow centers, 5 tiny white petals and 5 yellow-green sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Flora of North America.
Colorado Status

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