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Seaside Alumroot
Heuchera pilosissima
  
About Seaside Alumroot (Heuchera pilosissima) 6 Nurseries Carry This Plant Heuchera pilosissima is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name seaside alumroot and Parish's alumroot. It is endemic to the northern two thirds of the California coastline, where it grows on coastal bluffs and in nearby forests. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing lobed oval-shaped leaves 4 to 9 centimeters wide, each on a long petiole. The erect flower cluster reaches over half a meter in maximum height and is covered in hairy hairs. It bears dense clusters of rounded, hairy flowers. Each flower has pink or yellowish lobes tipped with small white or pink petals. The stamens and stigma protrude from the narrow mouth of the flower.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, White

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Ocean bluffs, slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 12.1" - 62.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.78", Coldest Month: 44.9" - 52.5", Hottest Month: 55.7" - 70.6", Humidity: 0.04" - 16.59", Elevation: -253" - 1963"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Parish's Alumroot


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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