coral-bells
cor·al-bells (kôrʹəl-bĕlz', kŏrʹ-) pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A species of alumroot (Heuchera sanguinea) native to the southwest United States and Mexico, widely cultivated in gardens for its clusters of small, bell-shaped, red to white flowers.

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plant
 (Heuchera sanguinea), hardy garden perennial, of the saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae), native to North America from Mexico to the Arctic. Coral-bells is a compact, bushy plant growing in tufts, with flower stems about 45 centimetres (18 inches) tall. It has spikes covered with pendant coral-coloured flowers about the size of lily of the valley bells. The leaves are borne on short stalks that rise from the base of the plant. Many colourful varieties of this summer-blooming plant have been developed as garden ornamentals.

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