Italian Bougainvillea

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Named after French Navy Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville, this tropical flower, native to South America, was discovered in 1768 in Brazil by Philibert Cammercon, a French botanist traveling with Bougainville during his voyage of circumnavigation.

Now they can be found around the world.  btw....   the tiny white, tublar part is the actual the flower.

"Italian Bougainvillea"    © Kathy Dunham 2009