Heuchera americana / Alumroot

A hardy plant, known to grow from cracks in rocky bluffs and in dry woods. Mounding form creates a slow-spreading groundcover. Its uniquely patterned leaves persist through the winter.

Its highly astringent roots are used medicinally, and also as a substitute for alum as a mordant in dyeing.

Height: <1′ (foliage)        Blooms: June

Habitat: Dry, sun to shade

Provenance: NJ

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