Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
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  • Alumroot

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heuchera richardsonii

    COMMON NAMES: Richardson's Alumroot, Prairie Alumroot

    BLOOM TIME: May, June, July


    • Grows 2 ½ ft. tall.
    • Plant stalk that is hairy & leafless with with 3" toothed leaves at bottom
    • Prefers sites are prairies & open woods.
    • Has small, droopy bell shaped flowers on stalk.
    • Likes prairies and open woods
    • Native Americans and settlers used root powder to close wounds, treat diarrhea, & sore throats.
    • Mesquakie tribes used leaves as dressing for open sores.


    • Small bees pollinate the flowers
    • Deer may browse on the foliage sparingly