Dictamnus – The Real Burning Bush
When you use the common name “Burning Bush” most people assume you are talking about Kochia, a popular annual that is grown for its foliage which turns red in Autumn. But they’d be wrong!
The true Burning Bush is actually Dictamnus, (also known as the Gas Plant) a plant with a magical quality that will amaze you! You see, if you light a match near the flower heads once the blooms have faded and on a warm still day the volatile oils will actually ignite! A blue flame will surround the upper part of the bush but the plant will not be damaged. Cool huh!
Dictamnus Purpureus – Image Credit: plant-world-seeds.com