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Aspen Creek Tr - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Heuchera eastwoodiae - Senator Mine alumroot

Other Common Names: eastwood alum root
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Saxifragaceae

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Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Aspen Creek Tr
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Heuchera parvifolia, Heuchera rubescens, Heuchera sanguinea
General Desc: Basel leaves relatively closer to the ground, flower stems up to 20 inches, well above the basal leaves, multiple flowers on elongated short-branched stalks.
Identification notes: Sepals and stamens 6; petals usually absent or greatly reduced; sepals ovate, erect or incurved at the tip; stamens and styles do not protrude.
Height: 20 inches


Habitat Description: Appears on moist slopes in ponderosa pine forest and canyons. Primarily found in central Arizona.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 5000 - 6200 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellowish-green     Shape: Regular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: May - Aug
Description: Has 6 pointed sepals, 6 short yellow stamens but typically no or 6 very reduced petals. To 3/16 inch wide and appearing in loose, terminal weak, leafless stalk.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or oval     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Basal     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are scalloped to 3-1/2 inches wide. Appear on long leaf stalks.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Dark brown   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Notes: Ovoid, about 1/4 inch in size.
Seed Notes: Seeds are dark brown, smooth to ridged.

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