[Polemoniums and Jacob's-ladders: The Genus Polemonium in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder

Polemonium micranthum

Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha

Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder: Polemonium micranthum (Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha)

Littlebells polemonium as seen blooming near the western ridgeline of the Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve..........April 16, 2015.

Calyx and corolla of Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder: Polemonium micranthum (Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha) - Corolla of Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder: Polemonium micranthum (Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha)

The photo above left shows a close-up sideview of the calyx and corolla, while the photo at right shows a view into the corolla of littlebells polemonium as seen on BLM lands at Cowiche Canyon several miles to the west of Yakima, WA..........March 28, 2007. Note that the petals are about equal to or shorter than the calyx lobes. Note also the numerous gland-tipped hairs covering the calyx lobes as well as the leaves.

Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder: Polemonium micranthum (Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha) - Littlebells Polemonium, Annual Polemonium, Annual Jacob's-ladder: Polemonium micranthum (Synonym: Polemoniella micrantha)

The photo above shows the typical appearance of littlebells polemonium as seen on BLM lands at Cowiche Canyon several miles to the west of Yakima, WA..........March 28, 200.7 Note the pinnately compound leaves typical of all polemoniums.

Paul Slichter