Jacob's-ladder Polemonium caeruleum

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Also known as Greek valerian. A plant with brilliant blue cup-shaped flowers and delicate ladder-shaped leaves.

Growing mainly on north-facing, rocky hillsides they may mark our oldest meadows, treeless since the Ice Age.

Distribution

Confined to northern England. Frequently found in the Peak District.

Habitat

Limestone hillsides.

Best time to see

June-July when it flowers.

County flower of Derbyshire.