Heuchera richardsonii - R. Br.
Richardson's Alumroot
Other English Common Names: Prairie Alumroot
Other Common Names: Richardson's alumroot
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Heuchera richardsonii R. Br. (TSN 24372)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.132189
Element Code: PDSAX0E0Z0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Saxifrage Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Rosales Saxifragaceae Heuchera
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Heuchera richardsonii
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 03Aug2015
Global Status Last Changed: 19Jan1984
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5?
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (03Nov2017)

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United States Colorado (S1), Illinois (SNR), Indiana (SNR), Iowa (S4), Kansas (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), Missouri (SNR), Montana (S4), Nebraska (SNR), North Dakota (SNR), Oklahoma (SNR), South Dakota (SNR), Wisconsin (SNR), Wyoming (S3)
Canada Alberta (S5), British Columbia (S5), Manitoba (S5), Northwest Territories (SNR), Ontario (S4), Saskatchewan (S4)

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Range Extent Comments: Central and mid-western United States and north into Canada.  Known from N.W.T. and British Columbia east to Ontario and south to Indiana, Oklahoma, and Colorado (Flora of North America 2009, USDA NRCS 2017).

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Global Range: Central and mid-western United States and north into Canada.  Known from N.W.T. and British Columbia east to Ontario and south to Indiana, Oklahoma, and Colorado (Flora of North America 2009, USDA NRCS 2017).

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United States CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, MB, NT, ON, SK

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
CO Douglas (08035), El Paso (08041), Fremont (08043)*, Teller (08119)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Upper South Platte (10190002)+*, Middle South Platte-Cherry Creek (10190003)+, Kiowa (10190010)+, Bijou (10190011)+
11 Upper Arkansas (11020002)+*, Fountain (11020003)+, Chico (11020004)+
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* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Herbaceous plants, acaulescent, with caudex branched. Flowering stems (7-) 20-95 cm, densely long stipitate-glandular. Leaves: petiole densely or sparsely long or short stipitate-glandular; blade broadly ovate or cordate, deeply 5-7-lobed, 2.5-10 cm, margins dentate, apex acute, surfaces long stipitate-glandular abaxially, glabrous or long stipitate-glandular adaxially. Inflorescences dense to spreading. Flowers: hypanthium strongly bilaterally symmetric, green, campanulate, 5-14 mm long, short stipitate-glandular; sepals erect, green-tipped, equal, apex rounded; petals erect, green or greenish white, rarely pink, narrowly spatulate, unlobed, 1.3-4.2 mm long, margins finely dentate, coarsely fimbriate, or moderately erose at the tips (Flora of North America 2009, Ackerfield 2015).
Technical Description: Herbs acaulescent; caudex branched. Flowering stems (7-)20-95 cm, densely long stipitate-glandular. Leaves: petiole densely or sparsely long or short stipitate-glandular; blade broadly ovate or cordate, deeply 5-7-lobed, 2.5-10 cm, base cordate or nearly truncate, lobes rounded, margins dentate, apex acute, surfaces long stipitate-glandular abaxially, glabrous or long stipitate-glandular adaxially. Inflorescences dense to diffuse. Flowers: hypanthium strongly bilaterally symmetric, free 2-7 mm, green, campanulate, abruptly inflated distal to adnation to ovary, 5-14 mm, short stipitate-glandular; sepals erect, green-tipped, equal, 1.3-4.2 mm, apex rounded (sinuses wider than petals); petals erect, green or greenish white, rarely pink, narrowly spatulate, unlobed, 1.3-4 mm, margins finely dentate or coarsely fimbriate; stamens 1.5 mm included to 4 mm exserted; styles from 0.6 mm included to 0.3 mm exserted, 4-6 mm, to 0.1 mm diam. Capsules ovoid, 7-14.5 mm, beaks divergent, not papillose. Seeds dark or very dark brown, ellipsoid, 0.6-0.9 mm. 2n = 14, 28. (Flora of North America 2009).
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References
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  • Ackerfield, J. 2015. Flora of Colorado. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX. 818 pp.

  • Cody, W.J. 1988. Plants of Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Agriculture Canada, Publication 1818/E, Ottawa ON.

  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program and the Geospatial Centroid. 2017. The Colorado Ownership and Protection Map (COMaP). Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.
     

  • Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar, eds. 2000. Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, Vol. 5, Dicotyledons (Salicaceae through Zygophyllaceae) and Pteridophytes. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, and B.C. Minist. For., Victoria. 389pp.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2009. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 8. Magnoliophyta: Paeoniaceae to Ericaceae. Oxford University Press, New York. xxiv + 585 pp.

  • Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Herbarium, Museum of Man and Nature, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Punter, E. 1994. Inventory and annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Manitoba Model Forest. Project 93-2-6.

  • Scoggan, H.J. 1978. The Flora of Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Canada, Publ. in Botany 7(4).

  • USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, PLANTS Database [USDA PLANTS]. http://plants.usda.gov/. Accessed 2017.

  • Weber, W. A. and R. C. Wittmann. 2012. Colorado Flora, Eastern Slope, A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants, Fourth Edition. Boulder, Colorado. 555 pp.

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