Polemonium caeruleum L. subsp. himalayanum (Baker) H. Hara, J. Jap. Bot. 52:357. 1977 (Syn. Polemonium caeruleum var. himalayanum Baker; Polemonium himalayanum (Baker) Klokov);
India, Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), Nepal, Pakistan (Chitral, Swat, Hazara),
Pakistani Kashmir (Deosai, Gilgit)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Common name: Himalayan Jacob’s Ladder
 

Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).

Polemonium?
Not sure what species that grow within your area.


Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum


Thanks, … I think it matches with Concise Flowers of Himalayas by Oleg Polunin & Adam Stainton.


Flowers from Valley. Uttaranchal  26/07/2008 
Lovely shots. Are these from valley of flowers

Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum from Kashmir, a very common species in conifer forests and subalpine meadows. Photographed from Gulmarg on June 19, 2010.
Common names
English: Himalayan Jacob’s-ladder

Does this plant growns in Eastern Himlayas I think it does!


Not reported I think, Kashmir to W Nepal. Other varieties are reported from China, Japan, Europe and even America. Must explore.

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VoF Week: Polemonium caeruleum from Valley:  

Polemonium caeruleum L from Valley
pls id Var. …. var. himalayanum .. or var… album


Yes … Good photographs


Just to complete the data. This belongs to the family Polemoniaceae Order Ericales.


Its var. is himalensis .


 
 

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Upper Chamba id al171011A:  Another beautiful plant from our mountains,
Location Upper Chamba
Altitude 3500 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 14 inches


I actually meant that only, but named it Epilobium…. sorry….
This plant is very common in Valley of Flowers. Seen, Photographed, Identified, yet missed :((….


The pic is from Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand. At an elevation of around 3600m asl.


I think it should be Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as Polemonium caeruleum subsp. caeruleum is not reported from India as per Catalogue of life;

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 3rd August 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3300 meters asl.
Plant height: 60-80 cms
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb


Polemonium coeruleum


It is present in category of “Healing Flora of Ladakh” in my database. Promising remedy for Rheumatism. … can throw more light on it.


Yes .. Plant is supposed to be sudorific and astringent. Alcoholic extract of roots shows expectorant action superior to that of Senega (Polygala senega) for which it can be used as substitute. Roots are also sedative. The ancient Greeks used the root to treat dysentery, toothaches and animal bites.


Very nice to see this plant again, in India
I know this plant as Jacob’s ladder, quite popular to plant as a perennial in woodlands , it come bursts forth after snow melts…Do you have pictures of the leaves?
Since the name of this plant is mythological; story is Jacob dreamt of a ladder with alternate rungs in a ladder-
like contraption, rising from ground and going skyward allll…lll the way up to the heavens… the leaves are arranged as if they are forming this ladder of Jacob’s dreams… I always loved this myth… a tiny plant ascribed duty to carry one heavenwards…

Interesting mix of medicinal claims, if they can be verified by modern science…


…, there are leaves below in the picture. I had known about the mythological Jacob’s Ladder but never knew its connection with this.
Thanks for the enlightenment. I was thinking there are many plants with similar leaves, then why this particular plant??? May be because it is found at higher elevations close to sky !! Or may be it is such
a sedative that it gives you relief like heaven :P…


Here are more of leaves from Kashmir.


Thanks …, these are the types of exuberant leaves that I have seen in NYBG and even in my own garden… way back when… that’s what I was after… to match up with my memory…
…: dont remember the exact history… but there are several books on Plants of the bible, may be your library has some.. if you find it , xerox the page and send it in, I would love to see the history…I dont have access to such rare books here in Kolkata…


I think it should be Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as Polemonium caeruleum subsp. caeruleum is not reported from India as per Catalogue of life;


VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 0137 :: small bellflower herb at Valley of Flowers:  2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: erect herb, about 60 – 80 cm high; flower about 2 – 2.5 cm across 


Yes Polemonium coeruleum, another common Himalayan plant, more common in subalpine forest regions.


Great catch. The plant belongs to Polemoniaceae (Searched from wikipedia) Earlier thought of Papaveraceae.


good chance of skipping – never got to see it again at any other place. Perhaps rarely occurring.


In June-July it is abundant. You were lucky to catch it in mid-August!


I think it should be Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as Polemonium caeruleum subsp. caeruleum is not reported from India as per Catalogue of life;


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VOF Week: Polemonium caeruleum from Valley of Flowers:  This beautiful plant was shot from Valley of FlowersPolemonium caeruleum..


I think it should be Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as Polemonium caeruleum subsp. caeruleum is not reported from India as per Catalogue of life;


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Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 301111 SRANA 03:  Request for Identification

Date: 16 July 2011
Location: Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: About 3000 meters asl
Habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 30-40 cms


I hope Polemonium coeruleum


Yes looks like Polemonium coeruleum


I think it should be Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as Polemonium caeruleum subsp. caeruleum is not reported from India as per Catalogue of life;


Polemonium (Polemoniaceae) collected in Jammu & Kashmir State : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 639 kb.
Please find attached the images of Polemonium (Polemoniaceae) collected in Jammu & Kashmir State. Thank you very much for your help.


Polemonium caeruleum ?? 

I doubt. the flowers are very large. Probably, other type…


Can you suggest ??


P. occidentale or P. laxiflora, or P. acutiflora

I don’t know if the (Jammu&Kashmir) listed species are found there…


Neither any of three as suggested by you matches with he specimen nor have they distribution in India !


This is Polemonium caeruleum subsp. himalayanum as per images and details herein.


 

 
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