A delicate-looking woodland wildflower – meet Alumroot.

Alumroot, Heuchera micrantha, is a member of the Saxifrage Family and it blooms along the path besides Quinliven Creek on our property and many other woodland locations on the coast. In fact, it carpets swaths of land next to our creek. It has tiny white flowers, as David Bergman-Hill's photo reveals.

Alumroot has maple-shaped leaves, and the slim flower stalk stands about six inches high. This plant's leaves have medicinal uses, as they are a strong astringent. They have a long blooming season, and it always makes me happy to see them.

Thanks to David for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

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