Prairie Alumroot

Prairie Alumroot

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Heuchera richardsonii, ½-pint plug

Exposure: Full – partial sun
Soil: Medium wet - Dry
Mature Height: 3 feet
Blooms: June

Notable Features: The tall flowering stalks are hairy and extend up to 3 feet above the basal leaves. Prairie Alumroot is a resident of prairies and open woods. Flowers are an unassuming greenish-cream color.

Attracts: Small bees pollinate the flowers, including Halictid bees and cellophane bees. One bee species, Colletes aestivalis, is a specialist pollinator of alumroots. Both nectar and pollen are available as floral rewards to such visitors.