Giesta

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Giesta

  1. 1. Giestas
  2. 2. Common name: Giesta Comum Scientific name: Spartium junceum L. Family: Papilionáceas Order: Spartium
  3. 3. <ul><li>Profile: </li></ul><ul><li>Their flowers have a golden colour, and a very intense smell. </li></ul><ul><li>This tree spreads and grows very fast. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Habitat: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a subshrub that grows near streets and other ways. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s native of south europe, and grows in dry little rivers, and it’s used to prevent erosion of the land. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Utilization by man: </li></ul><ul><li>Medicinal: It’s considered an anti poison plant, with diuretic properties </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty: They have a sweet smell, that’s the reason why they are used in gardens. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Funny Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Giesta is used to make garden brooms, that’s why it’s usually called “giesta-das-vassouras”. </li></ul><ul><li>Giesta has one of the most active smell of all plants . </li></ul>

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