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Re: Plant ID help please


Thanks Chris.  Good suggestion, but I don't know.  I don't think I mentioned
bloom time which I believe was some time this summer.  Will have to recheck
that with the MG who sent me the pics.   Also, this is on the edge of a
prairie garden, out in bright sun.  H. villosa, Hairy Alumroot I've read
prefers stream beds and such.  And the pics I just saw of it on the
Vanderbilt.edu site show a very different kind of flower.

So I checked H. richardsonii while I was at it and I think that just might
be right.  Besides, H. richardsonii IS Prairie Alumroot.  Would make sense
that some MG may have plunked it in years ago when the prairie was first
developed before we got to be sticklers about things being labeled.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>

> > Can anyone help me identify this plant we found in our prairie garden?
> > It's a volunteer; we didn't put it there. Sort of looks like a Prairie
> > Heuchera - if there is such a thing.
> >
> > http://hort.net/+12WR
>
> When I first started reading I thought it might be Heuchera richardsonii
> (which I like and plan to carry next spring).  But the leaves, flowers,
> and flowering time make me think that maybe it's Heuchera villosa.
>
> Chris
>
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