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2 JACOB’S LADDER VICTORIA MOLITOR (Brown, 2012 [Online])

3 PERFECTLY FIT IN THE GARDEN! -Requires shade, moist soil and a soil type of loam -Leaflets form a ladder -Light blue and purple blooms (American Beauties, 2012 [Online])

4 DESCRIPTION -Beautiful light blue and purple blooms -Yellow stamens in middle -Distinct flat, round, funnel or bell shaped blooms -Bloom in early-late May, lasts 2-3 weeks (Montucky, 2012 [Online]; Rangelander, 2012 [Online)

5 CLASSIFICATION -Phlox (Polemonium) Family -Small family, about 300 species (Visitranier, 2012 [Online])

6 REQUIREMENTS -It grows from inches tall (Parent, 2012, [Online]) -Does well in shady areas -Too much sun and dryness will produce a poorly grown plant with ugly leaves. - Requires medium, moist, well-drained soil moisture and a soil type of loam -Hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3-8. (Parent, 2012, [Online]) (Mahalo, 2012 [Online])

7 ROOT SYSTEM -Taproot system -Is able to grow through the clay and loam (John, 2012 [Online])

8 HABITAT - Moist woods - Woodlands - Parries - Fens - Common thorough Illinois (Delaware Wild Flowers, 2012 [Online])

9 BEAUTIFUL FAUNA! -Includes honey, bumble, little carpenter, mason, cuckoo, Halictid and Andrenia bees. -It also attracts many beautiful butterflies, moths and hummingbirds (flikr, 2012 [Online])

10 USEFUL -Used to treat sweating, fevers, snake bites, bowel (a part of the intestine) infections, and bronchial infections, eczema and some types of skin sores. (Riemer, 2012 [Online])

11 NAME -Jacob’s Lader’s Scientific name is Polemonium reptans -Got it’s name partially from a dream documented in the Bible by Joseph, and it’s pairs of alternating leaflets -. It got its name from the pairs of opposite leaflets that resemble a series of steps of a ladder in a dream that was documented by Joseph in the Bible. Minnesota Wildflowers, 2012 [Online])

12 REFERENCES REFERENCE LIST American Beauties. (2012). Jacob’s Ladder. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from ts.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plant s.plantdetail&plant_id=69 Brown, K. (2005). Jacob’s ladder, fern like variegated leaves with blue, bell-shaped flowers. Retrieved February 29, 2012 from JacobsLadder.aspx Delaware Wild Flowers, (2012). Polemonicae. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from wers.org/plant.php?id=1436 Deller, M. (2010). Appalachian jacob’s ladder. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from week/polemonium_vanbruntiae.shtml Diboll, N. (2010). Native plants and seeds. Westfield, WI: Prairie Nursery. Flikr. (2012). Jacob’s ladder. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from Hilty, J. (2011). Jacob’s Ladder. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from swildflowers.info/woodland/plants/grk_valerian.htm John, P (2012). Taproot system. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from tag/taproot/ Kurz, D. (2004). Illinois wildflowers. Cave Mountain, AR: Cloudlant.net Publishing. Mahalo (2012). Hardiness zones. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from riffid/hardiness-zone-what- it-means-and-how-to-use-it Minnesota Wildflowers. (2012) Polemonium reptans. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from nnesotawildflowers.info/flow er/spreading-jacobs-ladder Morton Arboretum. (2012). “Jacob’s Ladder”. Lisle, IL: Morton Arboretum. Parent, P. (2012). Jacob’s ladder. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from arent.com/index.php?id=258 Plant Life. (2003). Polemoniace—phlox family. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from Rainscaping. (2012). Polemonium reptans. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from ww.rainscaping.org/index.cfm?f useaction=plants.plantDetail &plant_id=69 Rangelander. (2012). Jacob’s Ladder. Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from Riemer. (2012). Retrieved on March 20, 2012 from The seed site. (December, 2011). Polemonium caeraleum. Retrieved on February 29, 2012 from

13 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -A ton of thanks for all of the help, to Mrs. Garetto, Mrs. Wetta, Ms. Hurdle and Mrs. Markunas.


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