Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1109

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA, NC)

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, such as bottomlands & rich slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-21 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet/ White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed campanulate persistent calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polemonium reptans var. reptans   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polemonium reptans var. reptans   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 159-02-001:
Polemonium reptans   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Jacob's Ladder, Greek Valerian