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Gooseberry-leaf Alumroot - Heuchera grossulariifolia

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Native Species

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stems 6–40 cm. Leaf blades ovate to orbicular, 1–4 cm wide, shallowly 5- to 7-lobed, crenate, glabrous to glandular-puberulent. Flowers campanulate, slightly irregular; calyx 2–5 mm long, greenish-white; the lobes 2–3 mm long, erect; petals white, 1–2 mm long; stamens shorter than the sepals. Capsules 4–7 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety grossulariifolia.

Species Range

Range Comments
WA, OR, ID and MT (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 37

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Usually granitic soil of crevices, rock slides, fellfields; montane to lower alpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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