The alpine heuchera (Heuchera glabra) belongs to Saxifragaceae (the Saxifrage family). It is an evergreen herb that is native to northwestern North America, from Alaska south to Washington and Oregon. This herb grows on moist rocky cliffs, in meadows with mosses, in streambanks, and it can reach 15-60 cm in height. The basal leaves are widely heart-shaped, with five sharp-toothed lobes, and hairless. The cauline leaves are much smaller. The numerous, small, white flowers bloom in sprays topping wiry stems from June to August.