Polemonium elusum is an 8-20 inch tall perennial Jacob's ladder recently discovered in the mountains and foothills of east-central Idaho. Photo by Jessica J. Irwin.
Close-up of the pale-blue to white flowers of the elusive Jacob's-ladder. This species exhibits a distinct transluscent membrane between the calyx lobes. Photo by Jessica J. Irwin.
The two-lobed pinnnate leaves are mostly basal with a leaf structure that reflects both alpine and lower elevation species characteristics. Photo by Jessica J. Irwin.
Polemonium elusum is found in several plant communities where vegetation transitions from sagebrush to Mountain mahogany to Douglas Fir woodland. Photo by Jessica J. Irwin.
Polemonium elusum range map. USDA NRCS PLANTS Database.