full white lily stem and flowers

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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