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Polemonium pulcherrimum ssp. lindleyi (Wherry) V. Grant

15 photos.
A species of rocky areas and woodlands commony called "beautiful Jacob's ladder", "showy Jacob's ladder"
or "skunkleaf Polemonium".  Supposedly crushed leaves have an odor.  Some do and some don't and some
plants stink in the evening without crushing the leaves.  Ssp. identification from Hultén.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 524550








1.  Early June.  A group of plants in a
wooded area after a burn.

2.  Mid-June.  A group of plants in a
rocky area with thin granitic soil.

3.  Late May.  Basal leaves shortly after

4.  Late May.  A plant with blossoms which
have just opened.

5.  Mid-June.  A plant in bloom.

6.  Mid-June.  Another plant or cluster
of plants in bloom.

7.  Mid-June.  Side view of a terminal.

8.  Mid June.  Front view of a terminal.
inflorescence.  Note that the anthers are white.

9.  Early July.  A group of plants which have
formed capsules.

10.  May 31, 2009.  A top view of a
multi-stemmed plant or cluster of plants.

11.  May 31, 2009.  A side view of the plant(s)
in photo 10.

12.  June 25, 2012.  A top view of a
multi-stemmed plant or cluster of plants.

13.  June 25, 2012.  A side view of the plant(s)
in photo 13.

14.  May 31, 2014.  Terminal inflorescence.

15.  May 31, 2014.  Back view of the terminal
inflorescence in photo 14.

Photo 1 taken adjacent to a thaw
lake south of 134 mile Steese
65° 35.69' N, 144° 36.74' W
Elev. 900 ft.

Photos 2-8 taken along Lower Bottom
Dollar Road
65°  25.8' N,   144°  48.6' W
Elev. 1900 ft.

Photo 9 taken near the Birch
Creek Pingo.
65°  42.25' N,   144°  23.66' W
Elev. 700 ft.


Photos 10 and 11 taken at approximately
2 mile Portage Creek road .
Elev. 1100 ft.

Photos 12 and 13 taken southwest
of the Pinnell trailhead near Eagle
Latitude: N 65° 28' 56.3"
Longitude: W 145° 24' 52.5"
Altitude: 1105 m.