Common Name: Bougainvillea, Paper flower. Family: Nyctaginaceae. Genus: Bougainvillea. Plant type: woody vines, shrubs. Leaves: evergreen or semi-evergreen. Propagation: By cuttings in summer.
Bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants in the family nyctaginaceae. Bougainvillea are evergreen woody vines, It is famous for its brilliantly colored floral displays. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colors associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. The leaves are alternate, ovate, 4-13 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. Bougainvillea are popular ornamental plants. It is native to South America.