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Heuchera chlorantha
green-flowered alumroot, meadow alumroot, tall alumroot

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia to southern Oregon.

Habitat: Gravelly prairies and wooded hillsides.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Strong perennial with a branched crown and short rhizomes, the stem 4-10 dm. tall, t he lower portion with brownish, spreading hairs 2-5 mm. long.


Leaves basal, long-petiolate, the blades cordate-ovate, 4-8 cm. long and broad, with 5-9 rounded, shallow lobes.


Inflorescence a spike-like panicle up to 15 cm. long; calyx greenish, 7-9 mm. long, the 5 lobes oblong; petals linear, half as long as the calyx lobes, often in part or entirely lacking; stamens 5, the filaments elongating after blooming; ovary 4/5 inferior, projecting into 2 hollow, conical beaks.


Capsule 9-11 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Heuchera chlorantha Piper
Publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 16: 206. 1913.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Heuchera chlorantha in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Heuchera chlorantha checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Heuchera chlorantha atlas page.

CalPhotos: Heuchera chlorantha photos.

USDA Plants: Heuchera chlorantha information.

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