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Escola virolai

Sara Sans and Aida Lopez


Hi we are Aida and Sara and this is our herbarium of 5 plants that we find in the Escola Virolai gardens.

Sara Sans and Aida Lopez Escola virolai 03/06/2013 Science

Plant 1: Azahar de China (Pittosporum tobira)  This shrub from China and Japan owes its name to the perfume of the flowers reminds to the orange blossom. The leathery leaves are dark green and bright, and are arranged around the stem giving rosette appearance since our climate has low annual growth.  The part that have more leaves are the top part.  Most are oval, the part closest to the root, are smaller than the upper part.  The beginning of the root, is brown while climbing becomes green.

Plant 2: Ave del paraíso (Poinciana gilliesi) 

This delicate tree is native to Chile. It supports well the cold and drought. Their leaves twice compound, with small leaflets, along with flowers, yellow with long red stamens, are the attractions of this plant. Fruit, vegetables, have a size of up to eighteen centimeters. They measure approximately maximum 600 centimeters .

Plant 3: Romero (Rosmarinus officinalis):  Very aromatic shrub, colonizing mainly dry and stony places. He prefers the Mediterranean region. The leathery leaves have the edges rolled down.  The beam is dark green and the underside white to be covered with soft lint.  Used as a stomachic, diuretic, hypotensive and antiseptic.  In our gardens are other plants of this family, all of which are aromatic and known as thyme.

Plant 4: Glicinia (Wisteria sinensis)

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This climbing plant can reach up to 10 meters high. It has much strength in its branches; since you can get to twist or break even stands that they support it. Does not resist extreme temperatures

Plant 6 LABIADAS (Teucrium fruticans)  The olivilla, who also is sour Sage.  It is a plant that is appropriate for our climate as well resist frosts and drought periods.  Its flowers are almost two inches and little striking blue.  It can be used to make hedges.  This plant is consumed by goats, which has failed to produce its reduction in wild plants.


Of Aida and Sara