Le Jardin des Plantes

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This Thursday we took the time to go and explore La Grande Serre (the great greenhouse) and La Galerie Botanique (botanical gallery) in Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

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Did you ever think about what pepper looks like in real life ?

I learnt that seeds have not always existed ! They appeared in the Permian era 300 millions years ago when Coniferous (conifères) appeared. They were the first trees to wear these particular reproductive organs.

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This is a Gingko tree ! There are part of the first species of tree on Earth, I saw a lot of them in South Korea !

In Paris we are lucky to have this Jardin des Plantes, the first greenhouses were built in the 18th century ! It is also the location of the greatest herbarium in Europe and the greatest seed bank in France.

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This is inside “La Grande Serre” which means the great greenhouse.

Crazy fact : Did you know that lotus seeds can wait 1300 years before germinate ? I hope I can see some in India !

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Have you ever seen the flower of a cactus ?

 

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This is an Agave ! I hope to see a lot of these in Mexico

 

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La Grande Serre from the outside

 

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Behind this window is the greatest herbarium of Europe ! I hope we can get in there one day.

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