We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
A common name for this plant is Jacob's Ladder, however Jacob's ladder is a common name for a different (Polemonium caeruleum but similar) plant as well, so let's call this by it's proper name - Polemonium reptans.
This plant enjoys moist deciduous forests, rising up on weak stems to ~10 to 15in. high. Flowers range from light blue, purple, to pinkish in color.
Can be found blooming April & May.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.