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Heuchera micrantha 1583

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Heuchera
Species: Heuchera micrantha


Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia
Heuchera micrantha var. erubescens
Heuchera micrantha var. glaberrima
Heuchera micrantha var. hartwegii
Heuchera micrantha var. nuttallii


Heuchera micrantha Douglas ex Lindl.

Edward's Botanical Register; or, Flower Garden and Shrubbery. London 15: t. 1302. 1829
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Heuchera micrantha in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Crevice Alumroot
polski: Żurawka drobnokwiatowa

Heuchera micrantha is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name crevice alumroot, or small-flowered alumroot.[1]


It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California, where it grows on rocky slopes and cliffs.
Each rounded flower has fleshy, hairy lobes tipped with tiny petals and protruding stamens and stigma.

This plant is quite variable in appearance. There are a number of wild and cultivated varieties. The leaves are lobed and usually coated in glandular hairs. They are green to reddish-green or purple-green in color and may have very long, gland-dotted petioles. The plant produces an erect inflorescence up to a meter high bearing many clusters of pink, white, or greenish flowers. Each rounded flower has fleshy, hairy lobes tipped with tiny petals and protruding stamens and stigma.

Native Americans pounded the root to make a poultice.[1]

Fagan, Damian (2019). Wildflowers of Oregon: A Field Guide to Over 400 Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of the Coast, Cascades, and High Desert. Guilford, CT: FalconGuides. p. 91. ISBN 1-4930-3633-5. OCLC 1073035766.

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