En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
1 rating

Saturday - August 18, 2007

From: Manhattan, KS
Region: Midwest
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Source for Bumelia lanuginosa in Kansas
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Do you know of a source of Bumelia lanuginosa? I would like to include it in a future landscape construction project on the Kansas State University campus.

ANSWER:

On the USDA Plants Databse you can see the states where Sideroxylon lanuginosum, gum bumelia (syn. Bumelia lanuginosa) is native. The variety found in Kansas is Sideroxylon lanuginosum ssp. oblongifolium (gum bully). You can visit our National Suppliers Directory to look for nurseries in your area that specialize in native plants. Mr. Smarty Plants did a quick preliminary search of the nurseries in Kansas, but since none of them had a web page Mr. SP didn't pursue the list further. With a telephone call you might find that it is available at one of them. However, Mr. SP did find one supplier in Wichita Falls, Texas, Wichita Valley Landscape that has Bumelia lanuginosa in its stocklist of native trees.

 

 

More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Restoring the woods in Central Austin.
May 08, 2012 - I live in Austin, south central between Red Bud trail close to the low water bridge and Bee Caves road. My question: I want to make the wooded sections of my yard attractive. They have filtered sun...
view the full question and answer

Locating Rubus trivialis (Dewberry) In Houston
May 10, 2006 - Where can I purchase dewberry (Rubus trivialis) seeds &/or plants? I live in the Houston, Texas, area, and the area has grown so much that I can no longer locate dewberry plants. I would like to plant...
view the full question and answer

Sources for seed of Utah native Asclepias labriformis
January 08, 2006 - Hi there, I am looking for seeds of the plant "Asclepias labriformis" which is native to Utah. Can you help me to find seeds from this plant?
view the full question and answer

Native plant nursery
July 07, 2005 - I want to grow wildflower starts for tough-to-grow plants for retail and commercial sale. And I prefer organic, but, jeez, one step at a time. Any guidance on the ins and outs of this business? D...
view the full question and answer

Are Texas mallows the source of marshmallows?
March 30, 2009 - Did marshmallows that we eat originate from our native Texas mallow plants?
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center