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Polemonium reptans var. reptans

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Description

Spreading Jacob's Ladder is a native perennial wildflower found in floodplains and rich forests and thickets. This plant has showy, fern-like foliage, and seeds freely. It is recognized as a NC Threatened species. There are many different cultivars available, which makes it difficult to find the straight species in the trade. 

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Tags:
#specialized bees#bumblebees#NC native#thickets#flood plains#woodland#native wildflower#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#bird friendly#flies#Piedmont Mountains FACU#beetles#butterflies#sweat bees#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#specialized bees#bumblebees#NC native#thickets#flood plains#woodland#native wildflower#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#bird friendly#flies#Piedmont Mountains FACU#beetles#butterflies#sweat bees#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polemonium
    Species:
    reptans
    Family:
    Polemoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 2 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available in June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom April-May and are light blue in color.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees