Taxon  Report   6712    
Polemonium carneum  A. Gray
Great polemonium,  Royal jacob's ladder, Royal sky pilot
Polemonium carneum
© 2014 John Doyen
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Polemonium carneum
© 2000 Dianne Fristrom
Polemonium carneum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Polemonium carneum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Polemonium carneum
© 2009 Vernon Smith
Genus: Polemonium
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polemonium carneum ssp. luteum
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 17, 2019).