Heuchera richardsonii (Alumroot) - photos and description

Heuchera richardsonii
15 cm ruler for scale

Heuchera richardsonii

Heuchera richardsonii

General: Stems with a narrow inflorescence arising from a basal rosette of leaves. Scapes pubescent.

Flowers: Flowers light brown and purplish on narrow, long spikes, flowers measured to 14 mm long. Scapes, petioles and bottom of leaves pubescent.

Leaves: Leaves all basal. Leaves broadly cordate with long petioles, leaf in photo was 5.5 cm wide and 5 cm long. Petioles and bottom of leaves pubescent.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 50 cm, we measured scapes to 55 cm tall.

Habitat: Prairies and meadows.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken June 19th in grassy scrub along railroad tracks, near Hudson Bay, SK about 400 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.