|Scientific Name||Polemonium foliosissimum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||POFO|
|Common Name||Leafy Jacob's Ladder, Towering Jacob's Ladder||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31012|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft.); streamsides, meadows, and open woodlands.
Plant: Perennial 20 to 48 inches tall with single or multiple, leafy stems.
Leaves: Stem leaves 1-1/4 to 4 inches long, pinnately-divided into many (11-25) lanceolate, ovate, or elliptic leaflets, each 3/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, smooth to sparsely pubescent or glandular; upper 3 to 5 leaflets confluent.
Inflorescence: Terminal, compact cymes of a few to many bell-shaped blue-violet to white or pale yellow flowers; corolla with 5 rounded lobes 3/8 to 5/8-inch long; yellow anthers atop white stamens; white style extends almost beyond the corolla; 5 pointed, hairy sepals below the corolla tube.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and SEINet.
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