Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Plant of the Week: Dec 2

Heuchera richardsonii 
R. Br.
other common names
American sanicle, rock geranium, ground maple, cliffweed
Heuchera: in honor of Johann Heinrich von Heucher, an early German physician and botanist who specialized in medicinal botany
Richardsonii: in honor of Sir John Richardson, an early North American explorer. (Several varieties of this species occur.)
Saxifrage family: Saxifragaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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