Monday, June 1, 2009

We got one this year

Gas plant: also called dittany, burning bush, or fraxinella (Dictamnus albus)

Gas plant (Dictamnus albus) [Credits : A.J. Huxley—EB Inc.]ornamental, gland-covered perennial herb, of the rue family (Rutaceae), native to Eurasia. The flowers (white or pink) and the leaves give off a strong aromatic vapour which can be ignited**, hence the names gas plant and burning bush.* Can't wait to spark it up!

*from Encyclopedia Britannica online ed.

**emphasis mine

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