Taxon: Polemonium caeruleum L.

Genus: Polemonium
Family: Polemoniaceae
Subfamily: Polemonioideae
Nomen number: 29176
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:162. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-May-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (astringent and sudorific fide Wealth India RM 8:183. 1969)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia
    • China: China Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Xinjiang, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu; Korea, North
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Amur, Kamchatka, Kurile Islands, Primorye, Sakhalin
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay, Gorno-Altay, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Romania ; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France
  • Northern America

    • Subarctic America: Canada Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia

  • Cultivated


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  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1969. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM) 8:183.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. Flora of Siberia (English translation). 2000- (F Siberia)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Welsh, S. L. Anderson's flora of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada. (F AlaskaAnd)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


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