heuchera

heuchera

[hyoo-ker-uh]
noun
any of various North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, having clusters of small, cup-shaped flowers, especially the alumroots.
Compare coral bells.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), after Johann Heinreich von Heucher (1677–1747), German botanist; see -a2

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heuchera (ˈhjuːkərə)
 
n
See also alumroot any plant of the N. American genus Heuchera, with low-growing heart-shaped leaves and mostly red flowers carried in sprays on slender graceful stems: family Saxifragaceae
 
[named after J. H. Heucher (1677--1747), German doctor and botanist]

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