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Friday - August 14, 2009

From: Wilmer, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant identfication
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

a vine plant with small white flowers with a small red flower on the end of the bloom,looks like a little red bird sitting on the flower.It is beautiful.

ANSWER:

Mr. Smarty Plants thinks this sounds a lot like Clerodendron thompsoniae (Bleed Heart Vine), a native of west Africa.  If this isn't the vine, please send us photos and we will do our best to identify it.  Visit Mr. Smarty Plants' Plant Identification page to find instructions for submitting photos for identification.

 

 

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