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:
Mad Botany: Testing the Theory About "Gas" Plants
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Published March 4th, 2014 10:07 AM
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