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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Polemonium foliosissimum Gray
Towering Jacob's-ladder, Leafy polemonium
USDA Symbol: POFO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Towering Jacobís-ladder is a 1-3 ft. perennial with branched or unbranched stems and an abundance of attractive, pinnately compound foliage. The showy, lavender to white, funnel-shaped flowers, divided into five segments, occur in flat-topped clusters.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , CO , ID , NM , NV , UT , WY Native Distribution:
AZ, NM, CO & UT Native Habitat:
Moist, mt. stream banks; mt. brush or open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Rich, moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff