Saturday, June 23, 2007


Bougainvillea was named after Louis de Bougainvillea, a French navigator who came across it in Brazil during the 18th century. Bougainvillea has gained popularity all over the world, due to its versatility, richness and suitability to thrive in degrading environmental conditions. It is a semi-climber and can be grown as a hedge, a shrub, a climber over a sunny wall and also in pots. It loves open sunshine and the colours of some varieties grow brighter and more attractive in hot dry climate. A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this flower.

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  1. This photo is really nice and shows the vivid colors in the flowers.

  2. Bougainvillea can cheer up the drabbest corners and bring a lot of colour!
    Enjoy the winter sun in Sydney!

  3. Very bright flower. I'd love to have that in my yard!


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