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Last updated 4/29/2020 by David Giblin.
Heuchera grossulariifolia Rydb.[FNA8, HC, HC2]
gooseberry-leaved alumroot

Publication: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 196. 1900.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Heuchera grossulariifolia includes both diploids and autotetraploids. K. A. Segraves and J. N. Thompson (1999) analyzed floral traits and flowering phenology in diploid and autotetraploid plants. Overall, plant size was greater in tetraploids than in diploids; flowers of tetraploids were larger (average hypanthium 6.5 mm) than those of diploids (average hypanthium 5.5 mm) and had a slightly different shape and phenology, but the diploids and tetraploids were not assigned taxonomic status in their study. Diploids and tetraploids were mixed in some populations, where characters intergraded (D. E. Soltis, pers. comm.). The autotetraploids have had two to seven independent origins from diploid progenitors, and do not represent a monophyletic lineage (Segraves and Thompson; Segraves et al. 1999)."

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var. grossulariifolia [HC, HC2]
gooseberry-leaved alumroot
var. tenuifolia (Wheelock) C.L. Hitchc. [HC, HC2]
gooseberry-leaved alumroot
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