Saxifragaceae
Heuchera micrantha

Small-Flowered Alumroot

Tuft of leaves and stiff upright stems. Variable species–-some plants smooth, others with densely glandular or hairy surfaces. Basal leaves with long petioles, heart-shaped to oval, with 5–7 shallow lobes, toothed, hairy underneath. Flowers tiny, calyx green or more often red, petals white, in small clusters at tips of stalks. Grows on cool rocky cliffs, banks, from near sea level to subalpine. Var. micrantha has rounded leaf lobes, petioles and lower stem slightly hairy or hairless. Var. diversifolia has oval leaf blade deeply and sharply lobed, petioles with long soft hairs.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes