Polemoniaceae
Polemonium occidentale

Western Jacob's Ladder

Erect, often solitary stems. Stems slightly glandular-sticky. Leaves with long bare stalk, divided pinnately. Leaflets 9–17, lance-shaped, upper surface green to yellow-green, lower surface with waxy blue powder. Flowers in open clusters. Flower bell-shaped, blue with yellow throat, lobes flat and overlapping, twice as long as tubes, extending stamens and style. Grows in wet meadows, lakeshores, along streams, marshes, woodlands, at mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--40 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes