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16. Heuchera parishii Rydberg in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 22: 109. 1905.

Mill Creek alum-root

Heuchera alpestris Rosendahl, Butters & Lakela

Herbs subcaulescent; caudex branched. Flowering stems 8-40 cm, long stipitate-glandular, viscid. Leaves: petiole densely long stipitate-glandular; blade broadly ovate or reniform, deeply 5-lobed, 2-4 cm, base cordate or truncate, lobes rounded, margins dentate, apex obtuse, surfaces long stipitate-glandular, viscid. Inflorescences dense, (secund). Flowers: hypanthium strongly bilaterally symmetric, free 0.8 mm on abaxial side, 1.2-2 mm on adaxial side, weakly inflated, pink to reddish, narrowly campanulate, 3.5-6 mm, short stipitate-glandular proximally, long stipitate-glandular distally; sepals erect, green-tipped, unequal, 0.5-1 mm on abaxial side, 1.5-2 mm on adaxial side, apex rounded; petals spreading, pink, narrowly oblanceolate, unlobed, (unequal, shorter on abaxial side, resembling filaments), 2-3 mm (equaling or longer than sepals), margins entire; stamens exserted 1.5 mm; styles exserted 0.5-1.5 mm, 1.5-2.5 mm, 0.1+ mm diam. Capsules ovoid, 4-6 mm, beaks divergent, not papillose. Seeds black, fusiform, rounded at 1 end, acute at other, ca. 0.9 mm.

Flowering Jul-Aug. Shaded rocky places in yellow pine and red fir forest; of conservation concern; 1500-3800 m; Calif.

Heuchera parishii occurs in the San Bernardino Mountains.


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