Heuchera richardsonii R.Br.
Family: Saxifragaceae
prairie alumroot, Richardson's alumroot
Heuchera richardsonii image
Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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