View Full Version : Botany - Indigo Plant

03-24-2016, 09:48 PM
Trying to find the answer to an unusal question for a short story. Would you be able to set fire to an indigo plant without an accelerant. ie does it burn?

Katharine Tree
03-24-2016, 10:15 PM
Depends on whether it is green or dry, and how hot the fire is. If it's dry, almost anything will burn it. If it is green, a hot prairie fire would probably consume it, but you couldn't get it to stay on fire on your own--not with matches, not even with gasoline.

I say this based on recent experience trying to burn botanical refuse while we clear our property.

03-24-2016, 10:23 PM
Thanks. Thats exactly what I needed to know. You've helped me out big time.

03-25-2016, 05:47 AM
Ditto Joe Smith. It's an herbaceous plant, and its properties of flammability will work much like any other, I suspect. Because of that, I doubt you'll be able to find any specific further information.


03-25-2016, 06:17 AM
More fun to pee on it, let it sit for a day or two, then BLUE!

But otherwise, yeah. There's nothing in indigo that makes it more or less burnable than your average plant.