Rent Shop Volunteer Join

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

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Wednesday - May 11, 2005

From: Kozya Stena, Bulgaria , Other
Region: Other
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Smarty Plants on Rohelís saxifrage
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

Hi, can you help? Do you know what is a plant named: Rohelís saxifrage? "Bulgaria - Cenral Balkan National Park - Kozya Stena (Chamois Wall) Reserve was established on December 22, 1987. With an area of 904.3 hectares, it lies within the Troyan Municipality, on the village of Chiflikís lands, lying on a steep, barely accessible mountain slope. Kozya Stena is a botanistís paradise, home to over 40 species of rare, protected plants: Blagaevís spurge, Rohelís saxifrage, moonwort, Stara Planina asperule, mountain avens, and edelweiss, the white star of the mountain."

ANSWER:

We do not normally answer questions about wildflowers other than those found in North America. However, I was able to find some information for you so I am sending it along. Apparently, the information you read about "Rohel's" saxifrage was a typographical error. So far as I can tell there is no such plant. There is a plant, though, called Rochel's saxifrage (Saxifraga rocheliana) that is native to the area you described. I hope this helps to clear up the mystery for you.
 

More Wildflowers Questions

Native Edible Plants of Pennsylvania Books
April 25, 2013 - What is the best book that you know of for finding wild plant edibles in Pennsylvania?
view the full question and answer

Identity of maroon flower taking over bluebonnets
April 14, 2008 - there is a maroon colored flowering weed at my ranch in Oakwood Texas. It is taking over the bluebonnets and indian paint brushes. Can you tell me what it is and how to get rid of it.
view the full question and answer

Bluebonnets planted in late spring bloom, will they bloom again?
February 06, 2008 - New to South Texas & we decided to plant bluebonnets around our house. The seeds were planted in late spring & we were delighted to watch them start their initial growth-cycle. They ultimately produc...
view the full question and answer

Arizona centaury near Lost Maples from Austin
November 05, 2012 - I found a clump of Arizona centaury growing/blooming beside a road near Lost Maples State Nat. Area in the Texas hill country last week. Centaurium calycosum is the scientific name. I have 2 questio...
view the full question and answer

Science project
May 16, 2010 - I am doing a science project and have to find 30 examples of flowers native to Texas to photograph. What is available in the Dallas - Fort Worth area that is easily photographed?
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.