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FIRE-RETARDING PLANT [1 record]

Record 1 2005-05-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Botany
CONT

Fire-retardant plants will slow down or help suppress fires. Although nearly all plants will burn when exposed to enough heat, fire-retardant plants will not easily ignite during moderate intensity bushfires. It is this characteristic which can turn fire away from houses or reduce its intensity as it passes by.

Key term(s)
  • fire-retarding plant
  • fire retardant plant

French

Domaine(s)
  • Botanique
CONT

[...] on peut utiliser des plantes ignifugeantes telles que des orpins, dont la teneur en eau est élevée [...].

OBS

ignifugeant: Qui a la propriété de rendre ininflammable.

Spanish

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