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Polemonium reptans Linnaeus var. reptans . Spreading Jacob's-ladder. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, such as bottomlands and rich slopes. Dist: NY west to MN, south to VA, nc. NC, nw. GA, AL, and e. OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, K1, K3, NE, NY, Tn, Va; > Polemonium longii Fernald – F, K4; < Polemonium reptans L. – G, GrPl, Il, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, W, WV; >< Polemonium reptans L. – F; > Polemonium reptans L. var. reptans – K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

Heliophily: 3

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