Mad Botany: Testing the Theory About "Gas" Plants


By some accounts the fragrant, volatile oils of Dictamnus fraxinella will cause a flame to flair when held to the flower's mouth. Hence the plant's common name, "Gas Plant".
Call me crazy, but I always wanted to test the theory myself. Was this a just a folk story of was it really true?
Doing a little research online, I was able to find several Youtude videos of zany gardeners setting their plants alight. Take a look at this bit of mad botany.
Having seen the videos, I was even more inspired to test the science!
Read more in this blog post:
http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2011/06/mad-botany-testing-theory-about-gas.html
mad botany testing the theory about gas plants, flowers, gardening
mad botany testing the theory about gas plants, flowers, gardening
mad botany testing the theory about gas plants, flowers, gardening

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