New Mexico Wildflowers: Saxifrage Family

(Saxifragaceae)

 

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


Little-Leaf Alumroot (Heuchera parviflora)

This plant is characterized by a flower spike rising from a basal rosette of rounded leaves. The flower is mostly green with a yellowish inside, but includes a few pathetic-looking white petals.

 

Coralbells (Heuchera pulchella)

Coralbells are also known as Sandia Alumroot or Sandia Mountain Alumroot. My June 2020 photos are from the start of the flowering season; my October 2019 photos are from the bitter end of that season. Characteristics of this plant (besides its love of thin soil on top of bedrock) include stalks with small pinkish flowers on the upper halves, emerging from low mats of lobed rounded leaves.