Scientific Name - Polemonium caeruleum L.
Popular names - Greek valerian, Jacob's Ladder
Distribution and Habitat - originating in the mountains of Europe, wet meadows, from 1500-2300 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial, rhizome white. Stem ribbed, hollow, 30-90 cm high, glabra hairy-glandular at the base and tapered. Basal compound leaves, 10-40 cm, 17-23 segments lanceolate, alternate leaves caulinare. Cimoase inflorescences, corymb, stems pubescent, 2-3 mm, calyx actinomorf, lacini acute, 2-4 mm Corola actinomorfa, white tube, lacinii subrotunde, patents, 11 x 10 mm, purplish at the base with three ribs in darker color, filaments equal in length, pubescent. Blooms in July-August. Fruit pear-shaped capsule, 4-6 mm. Seeds elliptical, 2.8-3.2 x 1.2-1.4 mm, surface slightly shiny, dark purple. 2n = 18
Tolerances - temperate-20 C sites.
Requirements - well-drained moist soil in sunny or semi-shade exhibitions.
Propagation - by seeds sown in spring cold greenhouse.
Cultivars - 'Album' White flowers, 'Blue Pearl' cobalt blue flowers with yellow center.
Properties and Uses - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
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Tree, 40 m high, truncated 1 m in diameter. Stalk, leaf stalks are brown and language violated. Petiole 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves elliptic, ovat-elliptic, 6-22 x 4.7 cm, protruding ribs on both surfaces, base cuneata, top acuminata.
Dasiphora fruticosa - deciduu shrub, native of Asia, grows on wet soils and wet rocks.
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
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