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Richardson's Alumroot - Heuchera richardsonii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems 20–70 cm. Leaf blades orbicular to reniforn, 2–9 cm wide, shallowly 5- to 7-lobed, crenate, nearly glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath. Flowers campanulate, irregular; calyx 8–12 mm long, green to pinkish; the lobes 3–4 mm long, erect, yellow to purple; petals 5–7 mm long, purplish; stamens ca. as long as the sepals. Capsules 6–8 mm long. Grasslands, woodlands, open forest; plains (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
AB to MI south to CO, NE and MO (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 13

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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.
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