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Polemonium reptans var. reptans

Jacob's-ladder

Scientific Name:

Polemonium reptans var. reptans

Genus:

Polemonium

Species Epithet:

reptans

Common Name:

Jacob's-ladder

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Jacob's-Ladder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist, nutrient-rich forests, such as bottomlands and rich slopes. Rare in NC mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Global rank: G5T5- both species and subspecies are secure. This is a Threatened species in NC.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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