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Heuchera parviflora

Heuchera parviflora Bartlett

littleflower alumroot

Heuchera parviflora (Littleflower Alumroot)
Image ID: 20989
Image by: Cressler, Alan M.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: HEPA10
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heuchera parviflora
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-12-13

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: HEUCH
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Heuchera
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Alumroot
GENUS SUMMARY: [contributed by R.A. Folk and A.S. Weakley]
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification 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.
GENUS REFERENCES: Folk & Freudenstein (2014); Folk & Freudenstein (2015)=X; Wells & Shipes in FNA (2009); Wells (1984)=Z; Rosendahl, Butters, & Lakela (1936)=Y; Wells (1979); Soltis in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). The keys partly adapted from Wells (1984).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: SAXIFR
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Saxifragaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Saxifrage Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: If narrowly circumscribed (as here), a family of about 35 genera and 500-650 species, herbs (mianly perennial), nearly cosmopolitan, but especially diverse in warm temperate and cold temperate regions of North America and Eurasia. The circumscription of a much narrower Saxifragacaeae is clearly warranted, based on a wide variety of data, and strongly corroborated by molecular data (Morgan & Soltis 1993 and many later references).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Wells & Elvander in FNA (2009); Spongberg (1972); Morgan & Soltis (1993); Soltis in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). [also see GROSSULARIACEAE, HYDRANGEACEAE, ITEACEAE, PARNASSIACEAE, and PENTHORACEAE]

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Erect, tufted perennial of shaded cliff bases, usually under overhangs, on grotto floors, behind waterfalls where humidity is high (but not in the spray zone), in rock houses of the Cumberland Plateau, nearly always in deeply shaded situations where little or no direct sunlight falls.
STEMS: Flowering stems unbranched, leafless, spreading-hairy.
LEAVES: Leaves basal, on hairy petioles, round to kidney-shaped with notched base, 1-5 in. long, palmately divided into broadly rounded and toothed lobes, sometimes velvety-hairy beneath or furry above and reddish beneath.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Flowers in a narrow, loose terminal panicle; less than 1/4 in. wide; white to pink; consisting of 5 minute petals attached to a tiny, white-hairy conical calyx tube and 5 protruding stamens.
FRUITS: Fruit a round to oval capsule with 2 persistent styles.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 4-18 in.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Radial (Actinomorphic)
BLOOM TIME: Jul-Sep
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR: White to pink
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Outcrops and glades
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HORTICULTURAL
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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
222 2011-0048 2011-03-10 221 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
221 HORT 2009-07-24 Poythress View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
453 222 71 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
454 222 80 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
455 222 187 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
456 222 189 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
457 222 67 Liloia 2011-03-10 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: HEPA10
USDA Common Name: Littleflower Alumroot
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, MO, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Saxifragaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Saxifrage Family)
SUMMARY: If narrowly circumscribed (as here), a family of about 35 genera and 500-650 species, herbs (mianly perennial), nearly cosmopolitan, but especially diverse in warm temperate and cold temperate regions of North America and Eurasia. The circumscription of a much narrower Saxifragacaeae is clearly warranted, based on a wide variety of data, and strongly corroborated by molecular data (Morgan & Soltis 1993 and many later references).
REFERENCE: Wells & Elvander in FNA (2009); Spongberg (1972); Morgan & Soltis (1993); Soltis in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). [also see GROSSULARIACEAE, HYDRANGEACEAE, ITEACEAE, PARNASSIACEAE, and PENTHORACEAE]
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Heuchera L. (Alumroot)
SUMMARY: [contributed by R.A. Folk and A.S. Weakley]
REFERENCE: Folk & Freudenstein (2014); Folk & Freudenstein (2015)=X; Wells & Shipes in FNA (2009); Wells (1984)=Z; Rosendahl, Butters, & Lakela (1936)=Y; Wells (1979); Soltis in Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). The keys partly adapted from Wells (1984).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Heuchera parviflora in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Heuchera parviflora in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Heuchera parviflora in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Heuchera parviflora in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Heuchera parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heuchera parviflora

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 20989
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0

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