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).