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Polemonium reptans

Common Name(s)
Jacob's Ladder
Flowering Time
April to May
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Calyx turns yellow
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Late May

Mature transplants added to a woodland degraded by cattle grazing in Wisconin were "healthy" in the six years that the plants were monitored, and with low mortality; the authors did not report whether they reproduced (Ellarson and Craven 1982) .

Excellent germination and survival (Mottl 2000); lower survival with dense competing plants (Mabry, personal observation).

Seed output and vegetative spread low (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991).

Seed Cleaning
Separate seed from capsule
Dry short-term; loss of viability if stored dry long-term (Cullina 2000)
Restoration Potential