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The Great Plant Hunt

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2018/2019

Vegetable Garden

Primary and Secondary Playground

Maternelle Playground

Sports Fields

School Entrance

Multimediia building / Library

Plant Names Index

This is the map of our school.Click on the markers to explore an area or discover information about a plant. Enjoy the visit!

Acknowledgments

Thank you Carol, Sandrine and Mrs. Serrano for telling us the names of the plants you knew.Special thanks to Rosario Coca from the City Town Hall for all her help.

November 2018 - This is our new vegetable garden!Near the garden shed, CE1/CE2 have planted some pumpkins and onions.And also some leeks and turnips.

More urban containers...

TREESCupressus SempervirensEN: mediterranean cypress (Italian cypress) ES: ciprés común (ciprés mediterráneo) FR: cyprès comun ( cyprès d'Italie, cyprès de Provence)Fact: Sempervirens or semperverdensis means it's always green, even in winter.Gingko BilobaEN: gingko biloba ES: gingko biloba FR: gingko bilobaFact: It is one of the oldest living tree species. It was around 35O million years ago.Ligustrum japonicumEN: ES: aligustre del Japón FR:Fact:Olea EuropeaEN: olive tree ES: olivo FR: olivierFact: Native to the Mediterranean region.Platanus AcerifoliaEN: London plane ES: plátano de sombra FR: platane communFact: Native to the Northern Hemisphere.Pinus pineaEN: stone pine ES: pino piñonero FR: pin parasolFact: Native to the Mediterranean regionPrunus domestica subsp. syriacaEN: mirabelle plum tree ES: mirabel (ciruelo) FR: mirabellierFact: It makes delicious fruit.PALM TREESCordyline AustraliusEN: cabbage tree ES: cordiline, drácena o árbol repollo FR: cordyline australisFact: Trachycarpus fortuneiEN: Windmill palm tree ES: palmasur FR: palmier de Chine.Fact:SHRUBSPlatycladus orientalisEN: Chinese thuja, oriental arborvitae, tree of life ES: tuya oriental o árbol de la vida FR: thuya de chineFact:Arbutus UnedoEN: strawberry tree ES: madroño FR: arbousierFact: It is the symbol of the city of Madrid.Cotoneaster integerrimusEN: common cotoneaster ES: griñolera, cotoneaster común FR: cotonéaster sauvage d'Europe.Fact: Belongs to the Rose family.Its flowers attract bees and butterflies.Eleagnus x ebbingeiEN: eleagnus ES: eleagno FR: chalefFact: Eleagnus are used as food plants by the larvae of some species including Coleoptera and the gothic moth.It also provide good nesting sites for birds.Juniperus sabinaEN: ES: sabina rastrera FR:Fact:Laurus nobilisEN: bay tree ES: laurel salsero FR: laurier sauceFact: Native to the Mediterranean region.Laurus nobilisfigures prominently in classicalGreco-Roman culture. Nerium OleanderEN: oleander ES: adelfa FR: laurier roseFact: Its leaves are toxic.Picea pungens glauca globosaEN: blue sapwood ES: albura azul FR: sapin bleuFact:It has spiky needlesPhormium tenax “Variegatum”EN: New Zealand flax ES: lino de Nueva Zelanda, formio, fornio, cañamo de Nueva Zelanda FR: lin de Nouvelle-ZélandeFact:Photinia fraseriEN: photinia “Red Robin” ES: photinia FR: photiniaFact: Its flowers are white.Pittosporum tobiraEN: Japanese pittosporum ES: pitósporo, azahar de la China FR: pittospore du JaponFact:Viburnum tinusEN: ES: durillo FR:Fact:HERBSLavandulaEN: lavender ES: lavanda FR: lavandeFact: The name “lavender” comes from the latin verb lavare which means “to wash”.MenthaEN: mint ES: menta FR: mentheFact: There are about 18 mint species.Rosmarinus OfficinalisEN: rosemary ES: romero FR: romarinFact: Rosemary is a woody, perenial herb with fragant, evergreen needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.Native to the Mediterranean.FLOWERSScientific Name:EN: pansy ES: FR:Fact:Scientific Name:EN: viola ES: FR:Fact:OTHERSHedera HelixEN: red ivy ES: hiedra roja FR: lierre rougeFact:TrifoliumEN: clover ES: trebol FR: trèfleFact: Its scientific name comes from the latin tres (three) and foli (leaf)It is the symbol of Ireland. The four leaves clovers are said to bring good luck.Allium SativumEN: garlic ES: ajo FR: ailFact: This plant originates from Central Asia.Raphanus SativusEN: radish ES: rábano FR: radisFact:

These plants are near the main Entrance of the school.

We don't know what tree it is because it is winter and the leaves have fallen.In Spring, the leaves will grow and we will observe the tree again.

These are the first plants we see when we arrive at school.

ES: Aligustre del Japón.

Scientific Name: MenthaMenthaEN: mint ES: menta FR: mentheFact: There are about 18 mint species.This mint is the only plant that has survived this winter in our urban containers.We found these radishes too.

Pittosporum tobiraEN: Japanese pittosporum ES: pitósporo, azahar de la China FR: pittospore du Japon

Cupressus SempervirensEN: mediterranean cypress (Italian cypress) ES: ciprés común (ciprés mediterráneo) FR: cyprès comun ( cyprès d'Italie, cyprès de Provence)Fact: Sempervirens or semperverdensis means it's always green, even in winter.Cypresses are really tall. It has little pine cones..https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypr%C3%A8s

This is the Maternelle playground. Here the trees and plants are very beautiful!

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } Prunus domestica subsp. syriacaEN: mirabelle plum tree ES: mirabel (ciruelo) FR: mirabellierFact: It makes delicious fruit.

PS/MS have planted garlic in their vegetable garden.

This insect hotel was made by CM1 last year.https://liceofrancesmoliere.es/minibeasts-spotting-un-hotel-de-insectos-en-el-jardin-de-maternelle/

PS/MS have planted garlic in their vegetable garden.

Cupressus SempervirensEN: mediterranean cypress (Italian cypress) ES: ciprés común (ciprés mediterráneo) FR: cyprès comun ( cyprès d'Italie, cyprès de Provence)Fact: Sempervirens or semperverdensis means it's always green, even in winter.Cypresses are really tall. It has little pine cones..https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypr%C3%A8s

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } EN: red ivy ES: hiedra roja FR: lierre rouge

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } Pinus pineaEN: stone pine ES: pino piñonero FR: pin parasolFact: Native to the Mediterranean region

Olea EuropeaEN: olive tree ES: olivo FR: olivierFact: Native to the Mediterranean region.Moyenne Section students picked the olives from their olive tree and gave them to Paco. He cooked them and then the little ones tasted the olives. Two weeks later...

Malvus SylvestrisEN: mallow ES: malva FR: mauveMalvus Sylvestris

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } Nerium OleanderEN: oleander ES: adelfa FR: laurier roseFact: Its leaves are toxic.

@page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } Platanus AcerifoliaEN: London plane ES: plátano de sombra FR: platane communFact: Native to the Northern Hemisphere.https://en.wikipPlatanus - WikipediaThey are often known in English as planes or plane trees. Some North American species are called sycamores (especially Platanus occidentalis ),...Wikipediaedia.org/wiki/Platanus

EN: eleagnus ES: eleagno FR: chalefFact: Eleagnus are used as food plants by the larvae of some species including Coleoptera and the gothic moth.It also provide good nesting sites for birds.

Cotoneaster integerrimusEN: common cotoneaster ES: griñolera, cotoneaster común FR: cotonéaster sauvage d'Europe.Fact: Belongs to the Rose family.Its flowers attract bees and butterflies.Cotoneaster integerrimus

Rosmarinus OfficinalisEN: rosemary ES: romero FR: romarinFact: Rosemary is a woody, perenial herb with fragant, evergreen needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.Native to the Mediterranean.This spring:In autumn:

Phormium tenax “Variegatum”EN: New Zealand flax ES: lino de Nueva Zelanda, formio, fornio, cañamo de Nueva Zelanda FR: lin de Nouvelle-ZélandeWhere is New Zealand?

These are the plants around the sports fields.

Viburnum tinusES: durilloSpringtime:Last autumn:

Arbutus UnedoEN: strawberry tree ES: madroño FR: arbousierThis bush is the symbol of Madrid.https://juliegilley.typepad.com/my_far_and_away_blog/2012/11/madrids-official-symbol-the-bear-and-the-strawberry-tree.htmlOne of our strawberry trees last autumn:And now (springtime):

LavandulaEN: lavender ES: lavanda FR: lavandeFact:The name “lavender” comes from the latin verb lavare which means “to wash”.Lavender is a small bush that smells very good with purple flowers in summer.Lavandula

One of our teacher says it is a Gingko Biloba. We're not sure because it is winter and the leaves have fallen. In spring we will look at it again.Spring update:Gingko BilobaEN: gingko biloba ES: gingko biloba FR: gingko bilobaFact: It is one of the oldest living tree species. It was around 35O million years ago.

Juniperus sabinaES: sabina rastrera

Platycladus orientalis EN: Chinese thuja, oriental arborvitae, tree of life ES: tuya oriental o árbol de la vida FR: thuya de chineFact:

Photinia fraseriEN: photinia “Red Robin” ES: photinia FR: photiniaFact:This bush have red and green leaves. Its flowers are white.This spring:Last autumn...

These plants are around the library and cinema

There are 2 green bushes and a blue-grey little one. These plants are behind the school, on Santiago Apostol Street.

These plants are behind the library.

EN: Windmill palm tree ES: palmasur FR: palmier de Chine.

EN: clover ES: trebol FR: trèfleFact: Its scientific name comes from the latin tres (three) and foli (leaf)Some clovers are called shamrocks. They are the symbol of Ireland and St. Patrik's Day.This year, Ce2 students celebrated St. Patrick's Day and went on a shamrock hunt around the school!Do you want to know the difference between clovers and shamrocks?https://homeguides.sfgate.com/botany-difference-between-clover-shamrock-plants-81823.html

EN: Windmill palm tree ES: palmasur FR: palmier de Chine.

EN: strawberry tree ES: madroño FR: arbousierFact: It is the symbol of the city of Madrid.This bush is the symbol of Madrid.https://juliegilley.typepad.com/my_far_and_away_blog/2012/11/madrids-official-symbol-the-bear-and-the-strawberry-tree.html

Picea pungens glauca globosaEN: blue sapwood ES: albura azul FR: sapin bleuFact:It has spiky needles​​

Viola tricolor var.hortensisEN: pansy ES: pensamiento FR: penséeThese pansies are next to Maya's classroom.These flowers are in the story of Alice in Wonderland...