full white lily stem and flowers


Plant of the Day

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The erect stems of Dictamnus albus (dittany, burning bush) are clothed in aromatic leaves full of volatile oils with a fragrant, lemony aroma. This herbaceous perennial is slow growing but will tolerate dry growing conditions once established and produces spikes of white lily-shaped flowers. It is best to wear gloves when handling as contact with the plant may cause photodermatitis (skin rashes in sunlight). 

Jill Raggett