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Product Description

"Prairie Alumroot, American Sanicle, Cliffweed, Ground Maple, Rock Geranium"

Heuchera after Johann Heinrich von Heuchera, early German medical botanist and richardsonii after Sir John Richardson, 19th century explorer of North America.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time

Summer                            May, June, July

Bloom Color Cream, Green
Max Height 2 feet
Wetland Code FAC-
Germ Code  C(30), D
Seeds Per Packet  750
Seeds Per Ounce   700,000


Found on the drier soils of rocky woodlands and on sandy prairies. Small green-white flowers from April to June.

Native Americans and early settlers used pounded dried roots to help close wounds that were difficult to heal. The same powder was also used to treat sore throats. The Meskwaki made a dressing from the green leaves to heal open wounds and sores.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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