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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Polemonium reptans (Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian)
In the Mid-Atlantic Region, this attractive wildflower is most common in Pennsylvania. In Virginia its occurrence is spotty, although it is native to Fairfax County. At home in moist woods and along stream banks, this Phlox family member features leaflets arranged like rungs on a ladder (the ladder dreamt of by Jacob in the Bible story), thus the common name.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets