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Bougainvillea In a home garden, this was by far the biggest display from Bougainvillea I had ever seen. I wondered if it was a single plant or several. This is just part of the display, both tremendous in width and height. <br />
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These thorny, drought tolerant ornamental vines, shrubs and trees in genus Bougainvillea are native to South America, from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina. Well known for their intensely coloured flowers, which are actually a modified coloured leaf called a bract. A ring of bracts surrounds the tiny white tubular flowers clustering in the centre.  Australia,Bougainvillea,Caryophyllales,Flora,Geotagged,Nyctaginaceae,Spring,botany,new south wales,plant Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bougainvillea

In a home garden, this was by far the biggest display from Bougainvillea I had ever seen. I wondered if it was a single plant or several. This is just part of the display, both tremendous in width and height.

These thorny, drought tolerant ornamental vines, shrubs and trees in genus Bougainvillea are native to South America, from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina. Well known for their intensely coloured flowers, which are actually a modified coloured leaf called a bract. A ring of bracts surrounds the tiny white tubular flowers clustering in the centre.

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  1. Beautiful! They also grow very nicely in Spain, my native land :-) Posted one month ago
    1. I can imagine. Have also seen them in vibrant displays in Greece, so they certainly thrive in the heat. I become one of those annoying people as I go around explaining about the 'flowers' ha ha Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
      1. Really? But I think is nice to talk about them. They are often overlooked ornamentals in my land :-) Posted one month ago
  2. WOWWW! This is so beautiful! Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Jun 27, 2020. Captured Oct 7, 2017 12:12 in 46 Yarranabbe Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 24mm