Native Jacob’s ladder
I am determined to plant only native plants in my Mpls front yard (my personal effort to make a difference for saving the birds and the bees). I’m starting from scratch. Here’s my question. I have a small plot of Jacob’s ladder in my side yard that I was planning on splitting into the front yard. I was just reading that there is a non-native variety, Polemonium caeruleum. The native is Polemonium reptans. How do I figure out which one I have? I’m attaching a picture of my plant. My plant detective app calls it Greek velarian. Not sure what to think...
Hennepin County Minnesota
The MN native is also called Greek Valarian.
The non native is not reliably hardy here, blooms in June or July and has larger flowers. I encourage you to join the local Wild Ones Chapter for advice and resources.