Taxon  Report   6711    
Polemonium californicum  Eastw.
California polemonium,  California sky pilot, Jacob's ladder, Moving polemonium
Polemonium californicum
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
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Polemonium californicum
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Polemonium californicum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Polemonium californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polemonium californicum
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Genus: Polemonium
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polemonium columbianum
PLANTS: Polemonium pulcherrimum ssp. tricolor
ICPN + PLANTS: Polemonium pulcherrimum var. calycinum
More information about  Polemonium californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).