Heuchera americana is a perennial herb, 30-80 cm tall, from rhizomes, flowering stem leafless except for few small bracts.
Leaves basal, 4-15 cm long and wide, nearly round, often mottled with white, 5-9 lobed, finely hairy on both sides, margin toothed, base deeply lobed.
Flowers greenish to purplish, radially symmetrical, 5-parted, 0.3-0.5 cm, wide, stamens longer than petal tube.
Fruit dry capsule 0.5-0.7 cm long, tipped by persistent styles, seeds ca 0.6 mm, blooms May-June.
Wetland status: FACU-.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent (naturally).
Origin: Native but usually not a coastal plains plant (Radford et al. 1968).
Habitat: Forest understories but sometimes planted (Central Park), shade tolerant.