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Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, spreading Jacob's ladder

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-1.5'
Flowers: Apr.-Aug.; blue
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

rich moist or rocky woods, wooded floodplains

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY

Wildlife

*

Notes

attractive flowers; slow spreader; herbal uses

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/313.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004