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Polemonium reptans

Polemonium reptans L.

 

Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPolemoniaceaePhlox, Jabob’s-ladder
GenusPolemoniumGreek herbalist and healer Polemon of Cappadocia may be the source of this name
SpeciesreptansHaving creeping and rooting stems

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Polemonium reptans description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Sep 2013.

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Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2012 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2012 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 11 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2012 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 4½ × 4½" (11 × 11 cm)

Polemonium reptans (Spreading Jacob’s Ladder, Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm)

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