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: (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: . 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.