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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