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Northington, David K.
Heuchera rubescens Torr.
Mountain alumroot, Pink alumroot, Red alumroot, Wild coralbells
USDA Symbol: heru
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Low, neat rosettes of grape-like leaves subtend flowering stalks 4-12 in. high. This is a variable species, mostly differing in the size of the reddish leaves and height of the flowering stalk. Bell-shaped flowers are white to pink.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , CA , CO , ID , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT Native Distribution:
Sierra Nevadas in CA, e. to UT & s.e. ID Native Habitat:
Dry, rocky places; 6000-11,000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff