Greek valerian

Greek valerian

noun
any of various plants belonging to the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, especially P. reptans, having pinnate leaves and blue flowers.
Compare Jacob's ladder.


Origin:
1810–20

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greek valerian

noun
1. erect or spreading perennial of the eastern United States 
2. pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers [syn: Jacob's ladder
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