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[Heuchera hispida auct. non Pursh, more]
Etymology: Heuchera: after Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1747), professor of medicine and botanist at Wittenberg, Germany
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: basal, long-stalked, palmately-divided into 7-9 lobes with 3-5 smaller, rounded lobes
Flowers: green to cream, 5-parted, tubular-shaped, the 1/3" long, upper surface overhanging the shorter (to half as long) lower surface; inflorescence a 7" dense, narrow, branched cluster (panicle) of drooping flowers, its long stalk with a few scale-like bracts; blooms June-July
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, or wet; woods, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FAC- Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"