The name comes from Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French navigator and military commander who was the first European to take note of the plant, in Brazil, in 1768. This Brazilian beauty has assumed its rightful place as one of the most popular, spectacular and beautiful tropical plants. The modern day hybrids of Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra are among the most beautiful of flowering vines. These tropical members of the Nyctaginaceae (Four-O’Clock) family, are very vigorous, evergreen, woody vines with spines. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the 3 large paper-like bracts that surround each flower.
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