10 AMAZING AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FLOWERS

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The Gas Plant Is HOT

Ever hard of the Gas Plant? Perhaps you know it by its more common name, the Burning Bush. Because, yup, the biblical burning bush is actually very real.

Not only is it real, but it also burns! According to Wikipedia:

“In the summer months, the whole plant is covered with a kind of flammable substance, which is gluey to the touch, and has a very fragrant, lemony aroma; but if it takes fire, it goes off with a flash all over the plant. The name “burning bush” derives from the volatile oils produced by the plant, which can catch fire readily in hot weather, leading to comparisons with the burning bush of the Bible, including the suggestion that this is the plant involved there. The daughter of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus is said to have ignited the air once, at the end of a particularly hot, windless summer day, above Dictamnus plants, using a simple matchstick.”….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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