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'''Common name:''' Tall alum-root
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* Latin Name: ''Heuchera'' ''chlorantha''
[[File:HECH.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]
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* Family: Saxifragaceae
'''Abbreviation code (Codon):''' HECH
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* Common Names: green-flowered alumroot, meadow alumroot, tall alumroot
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* Codon: HEUCHL
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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Branching perennial from rhizomes<ref name=":0">Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler,
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B. et al. (2018). ''Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual''.
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Seattle: University of Washington Press.</ref>, 4-10 dm tall.<ref name=":1">Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. ''E-Flora BC: Electronic
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Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia'' [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced
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Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia,
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Vancouver. [Accessed:2020-06-10 1:03:07 PM]</ref>
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Leaves basal, palmately lobed, obovate to sub-reniform in shape,<ref name=":1" /> leaf stems and bases densely covered with soft hairs.<ref name=":0" /> Leaf stipules membranous, fused to leaf stalks.<ref name=":1" />
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Densely-flowered, spike-like inflorescence.<ref name=":1" /> Calyx is green.<ref name=":0" /> Stamens 5, opposite the 5 corolla lobes.<ref name=":1" />
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Seeds covered in slightly tapered spines in longitudinal rows.<ref name=":0" />
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==Bloom Period==
 
==Bloom Period==
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May-August.<ref>WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum,
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& University of Washington. Retrieved from <nowiki>https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Heuchera%20chlorantha</nowiki></ref>
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==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
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Central BC to southern Oregon, west Cascades and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington, on both sides of Cascades in Oregon.<ref name=":0" />
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==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
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Mesic to moist grassy bluffs, streambanks, meadows,
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rocky river banks, roadsides and forest margins, gravelly prairies and thickets in the lowland and montane zones.<ref name=":1" /><ref name=":0" />
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==Uses==
 
==Uses==
==Propagation==
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There are many important species in the ''Heuchera'' genus, both for medicine and tanning, because of their generally extremely astringent roots.
==References==
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''Heuchera chlorantha'' is a nectar source for many species of native bumblebees.<ref>''Heuchera chlorantha''. Green-flowered Alumroot - Heuchera chlorantha . <nowiki>http://www.heritageseedlings.com/page_819_52/heuchera-chlorantha</nowiki>.</ref>
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==Photo Gallery==
 
==Photo Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:HEUCHL2.jpg|Photo by Rod Gilbert
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File:HEUCHL3.jpg|seedling, CNLM
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File:HEUCHL4.jpg|seedling, CNLM
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</gallery>
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=== References ===

Latest revision as of 19:13, 10 June 2020

  • Latin Name: Heuchera chlorantha
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Common Names: green-flowered alumroot, meadow alumroot, tall alumroot
  • Codon: HEUCHL

Taxonomy

Description

Branching perennial from rhizomes[1], 4-10 dm tall.[2]

Leaves basal, palmately lobed, obovate to sub-reniform in shape,[2] leaf stems and bases densely covered with soft hairs.[1] Leaf stipules membranous, fused to leaf stalks.[2]

Densely-flowered, spike-like inflorescence.[2] Calyx is green.[1] Stamens 5, opposite the 5 corolla lobes.[2]

Seeds covered in slightly tapered spines in longitudinal rows.[1]

Bloom Period

May-August.[3]

Distribution

Central BC to southern Oregon, west Cascades and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington, on both sides of Cascades in Oregon.[1]

Habitat

Mesic to moist grassy bluffs, streambanks, meadows, rocky river banks, roadsides and forest margins, gravelly prairies and thickets in the lowland and montane zones.[2][1]

Uses

There are many important species in the Heuchera genus, both for medicine and tanning, because of their generally extremely astringent roots.

Heuchera chlorantha is a nectar source for many species of native bumblebees.[4]

Photo Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hitchcock, C. L., Cronquist, A., Giblin, D., & Legler, B. et al. (2018). Flora of the Pacific Northwest: an illustrated manual. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:2020-06-10 1:03:07 PM]
  3. WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Heuchera%20chlorantha
  4. Heuchera chlorantha. Green-flowered Alumroot - Heuchera chlorantha . http://www.heritageseedlings.com/page_819_52/heuchera-chlorantha.