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Polemonium reptans var. villosum

Polemonium reptans L. var. villosum E.L. Braun

 

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
var.villosumHairy

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Polemonium reptans var. villosum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Polemonium reptans (Jacob’s-ladder)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 5 × 4" (13 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Polemonium reptans (Jacob’s-ladder)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm) ID is uncertain

Polemonium reptans (Jacob’s-ladder)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

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