Floral Friday: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea  is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina. Bougainvilleas are popular ornamental plants  in most areas with warm climates.IMG_1628 IMG_2162 IMG_2177



7 thoughts on “Floral Friday: Bougainvillea

  1. I have taken that photo on our way to Darling, here in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is quite common to see it along to roads. These hardy scramblers can grow anywhere from one to 12 metres high and are often planted along boundary walls because beneath the flowers and leaves are spiky thorns.

    Although bougainvillea is not indigenous to South Africa (it’s native to South America), the vine is popular because it’s a low maintenance, water-wise climber that thrives in our climate.


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