Heuchera L.

Coral Bells

Commemorating the German botanist, Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677–1747).

Herbaceous perennials with woody rootstocks. Leaves mostly gathered at the base, simple, palmately lobed, base cordate; stalks long. Flowers bisexual and mostly radially symmetric in branched clusters. Sepals 5. Petals 5, rarely absent. Stamens 5. Carpels 2, the ovary with a single chamber. Fruit a capsule containing numerous seeds.

Generally grown as groundcover plants, sometimes in rockeries.

About 55 species from N America.

Division or seed.

Rounded leaves; flowers bell-like, with 5 stamens.

Rosendahl et al. (1936).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Saxifragaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Heuchera americana L.
species         Heuchera √óbrizoides Lemoine
species         Heuchera cylindrica Dougl.
species         Heuchera micrantha Lindl.
species         Heuchera sanguinea Engelm.