Polemonium reptans L.
Common Name: JACOB'S-LADDER
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T

Barely reaches into southern Michigan from the south, but goes farther north in Wisconsin; not native in Ontario. Undoubtedly native on river bluffs and in wet prairies, fens, and tamarack swamps in the southwestern Lower Peninsula.

This showy spring flower is commonly cultivated, and Washtenaw and Monroe Co. collections may be escapes from cultivation; an undated collection from Olivet, Eaton Co., (Atkinson, CU), could well have been simply collected from cultivated and is not mapped.

 

Locations

Berrien County
Cass County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 21, 2020. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2263.