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al·um·root

 (ăl′əm-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
Any of various North American perennials of the genus Heuchera having palmately lobed basal leaves and leafless stalks bearing numerous small greenish, white, or reddish flowers.

[From the use of its root as an astringent.]
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alumroot

(ˈæləmˌruːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of several North American plants of the saxifragaceous genus Heuchera, having small white, reddish, or green bell-shaped flowers and astringent roots
2. (Plants) the root of such a plant
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al•um•root

(ˈæl əmˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, esp. H.americana, having mottled foliage, greenish-white flowers, and an astringent root.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alumroot - any of several herbs of the genus Heucheraalumroot - any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Heuchera, Heuchera - genus of North American herbs with basal cordate or orbicular leaves and small panicled flowers
Heuchera americana, rock geranium - plant with basal leaves mottled with white and flowers in lax panicles on erect stems
Heuchera cylindrica, poker alumroot, poker heuchera - plant with leathery heart-shaped leaf blades clustered at base of long stalks with greenish-white flowers clustered along the upper part; western North America
coralbells, Heuchera sanguinea - perennial plant of the western United States having bright red flowers in feathery spikes; used as an ornamental
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Given American alumroot's spectacular leaves and the traditional coral bells' showy flowers, a hybrid of the two species could bring out the best in each.
We pass a dwindling waterfall, alumroot and chicory, lodgepole pine and fir.
hypomalacum), prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum), prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii), and sedges, such as bristle-leaf sedge (Carex eburnea) and Rocky Mountain sedge (Carex saximontana), (Kaul et al.