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Polemonium foliosissimum A. Gray
Towering Jacob's-ladder, Leafy polemonium
USDA Symbol: POFO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, WY Native Distribution: AZ, NM, CO
& UT Native Habitat:
Moist, mt. stream banks; mt. brush or open woods
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC || FACU |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2010-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff