Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Polemonium reptans L. var. reptans image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Mark Mittelstadt

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal
Family Polemoniaceae
Polemonium reptans L. var. reptans
Greek-valerian, spreading Jacob's-ladder
Polemonium: may have derived from the Greek philosopher Polemon
reptans: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Native
Plant: mostly erect perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems branching toward the top
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, bell-shaped, lobes about as long as the tube; inflorescence a few-flowered, loose, branched cluster; blooms May-June
Leaf:alternate; pinnately-divided, main leaves with 7-17 oblong leaflets 3/4"-1 1/2" long
Habitat: full sun to shade; moist to moderate moisture; meadows, woods; in rich, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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