Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1110

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in calcareous fens, swamps, and streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 15-21 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-purple
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed campanulate persistent calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 exserted 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 vanbruntiae   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polemonium vanbruntiae   FAMILY Polemoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Polemonium van-bruntiae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Jacob's Ladder