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Gas Plant - Dictamnus albus Stems are topped by terminal racemes of fragrant, 5-petaled light pink flowers that have darker pink stripes. The flowers emit a flammable oil, which can be ignited - resulting in a brief vapor burn that is harmless to the plant.<br />
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Habitat: garden Burning bush,Dictamnus,Dictamnus albus,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Gas Plant - Dictamnus albus

Stems are topped by terminal racemes of fragrant, 5-petaled light pink flowers that have darker pink stripes. The flowers emit a flammable oil, which can be ignited - resulting in a brief vapor burn that is harmless to the plant.

Habitat: garden

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, I should bring matches next time to see if those oil droplets truly ignite. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Beautiful shot! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy! Posted 4 months ago

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''Dictamnus'' is a genus of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, with a single species, ''Dictamnus albus'', which has several geographical variants. It is also known as burning bush, dittany, gas plant, and fraxinella. It is a herbaceous perennial, native to warm, open woodland habitats in southern Europe, north Africa and much of Asia.

Similar species: Sapindales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 25, 2022. Captured May 25, 2022 10:12 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm