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Heuchera Linnaeus. Alumroot.

Contributed by R.A. Folk and A.S. Weakley

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A genus of about 37 (or more) species, perennial herbs, of North America. Sections and subsections recognized follow Folk & Freudenstein (2014).

ID notes:Vegetatively, Heuchera resembles Tiarella and Mitella. Heuchera usually has leaves as wide as long and with prominent variegation, while Tiarella and Mitella usually have leaves longer than wide and lacking variegation (except in cultivated forms of Tiarella).

Ref: Folk & Freudenstein (2014); Folk & Freudenstein (2015); Folk et al. (2018); Rosendahl, Butters, & Lakela (1936); Schuette et al. (2018); Soltis (2007) In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Wells (1979); Wells (1984); Wells & Shipes (2009) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Heuchera sanguinea, Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Santa Cruz County, Arizona 1 by Alan Cressler | Heuchera sanguinea var. sanguinea source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Heuchera alba | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Heuchera alba | Original Image ⭷

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