reply to post by Chamberf=6
looks like a clear cut case of a Cannabis sativa suicide bomber plant.
twisted humor off...
i'm a fire investigator. not sure about this one, though. sorry.
edited to add:
actually i do have one possibility, but looking at the picture of the plant, i'm not sure if it is possible.
a few years back there was a fire at the golf course at nellis afb. i was part of the investigation team for that fire. but, i was still in training
at the time.
the fire started in a huge trench where the golf course grass clippings and the dead shrubs and trees were being dumped. in nevada it is usually hot
and dry. but the day prior it did rain. the rain is important here.
there was no notable fire source, no ignition source detectible. the area was secure, and no one had any reason to be there. and no one had been
there for 4 days.
so what started the fire?
moisture mixing with heaped up dead grass and organic material which fed bacteria. it was the bacteria that heated up to the point of spontanious
combustion, and it was the bacteria's interactions with the rotting organic material that ignited the fire.
but, in that case, the fire started smoldering deep under the organic material, and it was the moisture introduced into the usually hot and dry grass
that also aided the ignition.
i'm not saying for certain this is the case here, since we are talking about a well ventilated dead plant that was exposed to open air (viewing the
pic in the link). the fire that started at the nellis afb golf course started more than a few feet deep in a "land fill" type environment. about 3
acres of land that was more than 15 feet deep, and the clippings and landscaping crews had been dumping organic material there for well over a decade
without incident. the fire was smoldering for days. and we were out there round the clock for about a week.
hope this might help, i have no other ideas at this moment,
[edit on 31-8-2010 by Esoteric Teacher]