Heuchera americana L.
Common Name: ALUM ROOT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Heuchera americana B. S. Walters

Deciduous forests, often on dry to moist banks and ravines.

Typical plants of this species have the flowers regular or nearly so, and the petioles glabrous to very sparsely hirsute. Most of our plants unfortunately approach H. richardsonii in a tendency to bilaterally symmetrical flowers and very hirsute petioles, and are referred to var. hirsuticaulis (Wheelock) Rosend., Butters & Lakela. They presumably reflect the influence of hybridization in the past, and the lines between varieties, as well as species, are difficult to draw.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2664.