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
Not Yet Rated

Friday - May 31, 2013

From: Hardinsburg , KY
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Identity of red flower that looks like a blue bell
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Looking for the name of a flower that grows in Breckinridge county Kentucky. It's looks similar to the blue bell but blood red in color. Any help is appreciated.

ANSWER:

Here are a couple of possibilities for a native plant that matches your description: 

Clematis viorna (Vasevine)   According to the USDA Plants Database distribution map for Kentucky, it occurs in Breckenridge County.

Lilium canadense (Canada lily)   The USDA Plants Database distribution map doesn't show it occurring in Breckenridge county but it shows it occurring in Nelson and Edmonson Counties, a couple of counties away.

If neither of these plants is the one you have seen, you can do your own search in our Native Plant Database using the COMBINATION SEARCH and choosing "Kentucky" from the Select State or Province area and "Red" for Bloom Color under Bloom Characteristics.

If neither of the plants above is your flower or you didn't find it doing the COMBINATION SEARCH, it is likely that your flower is not a native plant.  If you have a photograph of it, you can visit our Plant Identification page to find links to several plant identification forums that will accept photos of plants to identify.

 

 

From the Image Gallery


Vasevine
Clematis viorna

Canada lily
Lilium canadense

More Plant Identification Questions

Plant identification
August 22, 2011 - I have a rather large berry growing on a tree-like bush in my back yard here in Williamsville Vermont, I've never seen anything like it! I have a picture.
view the full question and answer

Identification of trees in Georgetown and Austin area from Chilton TX
April 24, 2011 - I recently visited Georgetown,Texas and the Austin, Texas area. There were many multi-trunk trees in yards and in landscaping at the hotel we stayed at. What kind of trees are these multi-trunk tr...
view the full question and answer

Plant identification
August 15, 2008 - Virginia Creeper or something else? I live in McKinney, Tx, and have a limestone escarpment in back that leads down to a "white rock " creek. A wrought iron fence separates the yard area from the ri...
view the full question and answer

Diamonds and Rubies plant (Lychnis coronaria)
May 02, 2007 - I recently purchased a plant from the Huntsville, AL Botanical Gardens at their annual plant sale. The name on the plant tag is "Rubies and Diamonds". No one at the Botanical Garden knew the scien...
view the full question and answer

Plant ID from Boise ID
July 18, 2012 - I have a plant growing in my bed which resembles a dandelion.. the problem is that it is really tall. Would you be able to take a look at a picture to identify it?
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